Monday, January 09, 2006
After living underground for a year, Male Molecrickets play love songs loudly outside their burrows during a wet summer dusk. Females flying in the air judge the sound he makes and may be attracted by his call. She mates with him in his burrow, but after mating she will force him out of his burrow forever and will stay there and lay eggs.
Used for sex and homeless, the male molecricket crawls off vulnerably into the night.