Community Wakes Up To The Most Intense Cricket Infestation Of All Time

They’re not hard to spot. The insects, which can grow larger than 2 inches (5 centimeters), blot the asphalt.

Mormon crickets are not new to Oregon. Native to western North America, their name dates back to the 1800s, when they ruined the fields of Mormon settlers in Utah. But amidst drought and warming temperatures — conditions favored by the insects — outbreaks across the West have worsened.


Closeup cricket In a naturally cultured farm at thailand,  Cricket farming of Thai farmers.

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