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Tarbinskiellus portentosus(Lichtenstein, 1796)

Adult Male (ZRC.ORT.117). This image was contributed by Mingkai Tan as part of his undergraduate final year project in NUS.

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Identified By: MK Tan

Basic Information

Arthropoda: Insecta: Orthoptera: Gryllidae: Gryllinae (Gryllini)
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Identifying Features:
Males produce loud thrillings calls at night near burrow; hide into burrow upon disturbance. Large (BL about 35 mm) with head and pronotum brown. Male tegmen with apical area about as long as or shorter than length of mirror.
In Singapore, this species is so far found only Bidadari. Cemetery .