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Species Account for Acheta domesticus

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Acheta domesticus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
House Cricket
Orthoptera group: Gryllidae

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Taxonomic group: grasshoppers, crickets and allies (Orthoptera group) - County data

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Essex RDB: Listed

Records: 58
First Record: 1983
Latest Record: 2018

1992-on hectads: 14
Pre-1992 hectads: 2
Total hectads: 15
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Essex Red Data List comment
Nationally scarce and probably decreasing due to demolition/refurbishment of old, warm and dirty Victorian type dwellings. Rare in Essex although maintaining status probably due to increase in recording. Is found on refuse heaps sometimes in great numbers

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This species is usually an indoor species. It is scarce nationally and probably decreasing due to demolition/refurbishment of old, warm and dirty Victorian type dwellings. It is rare in Essex although maintaining its status, probably due to increase in recording (Gardiner in Harvey, 2002). It is found on refuse heaps where decomposition maintains reasonable temperatures through the winter, and individuals can survive outside, sometimes in great numbers. References

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Broad Habitat Data (based on 5 records with habitat information)

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Habitat Detail and Method (based on 58 records with habitat detail and method information)

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