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Author Rentz, David

Title A guide to crickets of Australia / David Rentz and You Ning Su
Published Collingwood : CSIRO Publishing, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (417 pages)
Summary Cricket song is a sound of the Australian bush. Even in cities, the rasping calls signify Australia's remarkable cricket biodiversity. Crickets are notable for a variety of reasons. When their population booms, some of these species become agricultural pests and destroy crop pastures. Some introduced species are of biosecurity concern. Other crickets are important food sources for native birds, reptiles and mammals, as well as domestic pets. Soon you might even put them in your cake or stir-fry, as there is a rapidly growing industry for cricket products for human consumption.Featuring keys, distribution maps, illustrations and detailed colour photographs from CSIRO's Australian National Insect Collection, A Guide to Crickets of Australia allows readers to reliably identify all 92 described genera and many species from the Grylloidea (true crickets) and Gryllotalpoidea (mole crickets and ant crickets) superfamilies. Not included are the Raspy Crickets (Gryllacrididae), King Crickets (Anostostomatidae) or the so-called 'Pygmy Mole Crickets' (Caelifera), which despite their common names are not related to true crickets. Natural history enthusiasts and professionals will find this an essential guide.
Contents Introduction -- Australian cricketers -- Biology -- Cricket life cycles and development -- Collecting techniques useful for crickets -- Morphology -- Crickets and culture -- Crickets as food -- Cricket identification -- Superfamily GRYLLOIDEA -- Superfamily GRYLLOTALPOIDEA -- List of the crickets of Australia -- Glossary -- Entomological supplies -- Websites and special interest groups -- Orthopteroid food mix -- Cricket recipes -- Bibliography -- Index
Subject Crickets -- Australia -- Identification
Form Electronic book
Author Su, You Ning
ISBN 1486305075