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Coming from the Latin word grillus, cricket It is a term that allows you to name a insect that moves jumping and that generates a characteristic sound with his elytra (the previous wings). It is an animal with a reddish black body, with prominent eyes and a rounded head.

Like all insects, crickets are arthropods they breathe through the trachea and have the body segmented in abdomen, thorax and head, with three pairs of legs and a pair of antennas. As they develop, crickets experience a simple metamorphosis .

These arthropods they are part of the group of orthoptera : They are chewers and have a pair of membranous wings and another pair of elytra. Thanks to the characteristics of their legs, they can jump and run.

The crickets are omnivorous that feed on other insects and plants . Each other are usually aggressive and they face violence. As for his typical song, it is performed by males to attract females.

In some countries , crickets are used by humans as food . There are recipes like chocolate covered crickets , he cricket bread , the crickets cookies and the fried crickets .

It should be noted that the talking cricket is a character which is part of “The Adventures of Pinocchio” , the famous book written by Carlo Collodi at XIX century . In the film adaptation of Walt Disney , this creature was called Jiminy Cricket (or Jiminy Cricket ), reaching great popularity and then moving on to other series.

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