Update on the Cricket Found in The Marls

With the help of folks from the University of Florida Insect Identification Lab, the cricket posted about previously has been identified as a Robust Bush Cricket.

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These species are common in mangrove areas and likely graze leaves, flowers and propagules. Whether or not this species is responsible for all of the grazed patches of mangroves in The Marls is still uncertain. I say this because at sites where grazing was prevalent when visited at night, multiple cricket songs were heard. The Robust Bush Cricket is actually mute and produces no song, therefore there are likely other crickets in the mangroves that may also contribute to the grazing. Hopefully another night sampling trip will provide us with more information on who else is out there, but below is a preview of other critters found on the first night sampling trip.

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