sand cricket

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Noun1.sand cricket - large wingless nocturnal grasshopper that burrows in loose soil along the Pacific coast of the United States
long-horned grasshopper, tettigoniid - grasshoppers with long threadlike antennae and well-developed stridulating organs on the forewings of the male
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A similar finding has been shown with the sand cricket Gryllus firmus in relation to weight, head width and nymphal development time, where highly significant correlations between egg length and the growth parameters of weight and development time were seen.
These differences are very large in the sand cricket, Gryllus firmus: micropterous females reproduce significantly earlier after the final moult (two days) and produce 60% more eggs in a six-week period than do macropterous females (Roff 1984).