Jerusalem Crickets, the Child of the Earth

by Michael A. Franco

Publisher: Michael A. Franco

Series: Strange Little Creatures

Publication Date: June 15, 2017

ISBN: 9781370746699

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This relative of the cricket has been called ‘Woh-tzi-Neh’ by native Americans, which translates as "skull insect" or “old, bald-headed man.” In Spanish, it was called " ñina de la tierra" or "child of the earth," because of its large, bald “baby face.” It ‘s also known by the names “child of the desert”, “chacos”, “stone cricket,” even “potato bug.”
Jerusalem Crickets attract attention because they’re large insects, and have a round, almost human-looking, baldhead: almost like a little baby face with a cricket body!