Western Colorado Insects

Native Insects

GrasshopperOrthoptera-Crickets, Grasshoppers, and Locust
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Broadwinged Katydid
Microcentrum rhombifolium (Saussure)

Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Broadwinged KatydidPhotograph courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw

Jerusalem Cricket

Jerusalem crickets are common insects in western Colorado desert areas although they are not often seen. They live in the soil, emerging at night. They are commonly brought into the Extension office for ID. They make good pets! Keep them in a terrarium and feed them dog food.

TRA Fact Sheet on Jerusalem Crickets (shtml)

Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf)

Jersalem CricketPhotograph courtesy of Bob Hammon
Jerusalem cricketPhotograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw

This page was updated on April 26, 2014