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Home and Distribution of the House Cricket Acheta domesticus L.

Nature volume 192, page 1000 (09 December 1961) | Download Citation

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THE house cricket, Acheta domesticus, is generally believed to have moved into Europe and North America from arid and semi-arid areas of northern Africa or south-western Asia1. However, during my work on Acheta domesticusand related species, I have found evidence which suggests that the question regarding the native country and distribution of A. domesticus is more complicated.

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  1. Department of Plant Protection, Government of Pakistan, Karachi.

    • A. S. K. GHOURI

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