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Definition of house cricket in English:

noun

A chiefly nocturnal cricket with a bird-like warble, native to North Africa and SW Asia. It has become established in warm buildings throughout Europe.
  • Acheta domesticus, family Gryllidae
Example sentences
  • Spiders were shipped to Toronto and reared in a reversed 12-h dark / 12-h light cycle on a standardized diet of fruit flies (Drosophila spp.) and house crickets.
  • Both species were maintained on a diet of domestic house crickets.
  • Several R2-less insect species, such as the European house cricket Acheta domesticus, have no insertion in rDNA.

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