General Description

Body dark brown to black with long antennae on the head. Two long, hairy tails (cerci) on the end of the abdomen. Wings are folded over and around the abdomen. Body up to 3 cm long.


These crickets are mainly nocturnal, and males sing at dusk from spring to autumn. They feed on plant matter and are attracted to lights. They can fly, but usually jump if disturbed.


South-western and south-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Cracks in the soil or under debris.

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