House Cricket - Acheta domesticus


A brown cricket, and sometimes very dark in colour. It is fully winged.

Identification difficulty

It may be seen on rubbish dumps and in gardens in summer, but often found in houses, bakeries etc.

When to see it

Mainly nocturnal, sometimes seen outdoors in summer, though it can be seen indoors at other times of the year.

UK Status

Widespread in England and Wales, scarcer in Scotland.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map