The high arching back on this cricket is unlike other families of crickets. This hefty species is found in forests, under rocks, and even in basements. The Spotted Camel Cricket blends in well with its natural surroundings thanks to the mottled coloration on its body and legs. Camel Crickets, in general, have the traditionally large hind legs associated with all crickets. They are used for leaping long, high distances.
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Spotted Camel Cricket may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Spotted Camel Cricket. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.