House Cricket Acheta domesticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Formerly widespread in heated premises such as hospitals and bakeries, even found underground in coal mines. The non-native House Cricket now occurs only very occasionally, with the most recent records coming from Beeston in 2003, Upper Saxondale c2006 and Ruddington in 2011. We have had odd records from the vicinity of our house at Market Warsop over the past 30 years, including this one which appeared in late March 2019. Most recent county records are likely escapees, as this species is very commonly used as live food for some exotic pets.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Acheta domesticus 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Roy Frost.

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Updated April 2019

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