Cave CricketSo, are other people noticing a surprisingly large number of these crickets in and around their houses? I don’t remember ever seeing them in the past, at least not enough to notice them by species. But, over the summer I started seeing them (often dead in spider webs) and Priscilla found many many of them at her house (much to her dismay).

Well, they are still here, and I’m still surprised. Priscilla now says they are cave crickets and the pictures in Wikipedia definitely look right. So, now I know their complete taxonomy and stuff, but that doesn’t tell me anything about why they suddenly seem so much more prevalent than I’m used to.