A cricket is an insect with a hard exoskeleton. There are three section to a cricket; the head, thorax, and abdomen. Identifying males and females in mature crickets is easy. Females have a long tube called the ovipositor extending from the end of the abdomen.

The head is where the eyes, antennae, mouth, palpi and brain are located.

The thorax is the second major segment of the cricket. It is where the legs and wings are attached.

The abdomen is the largest of the three sections. It is composed of eleven segments and is where the cerci, ovipositor, and spiracles are located.

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