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Home and Distribution of the House Cricket Acheta domesticus L.

Naturevolume 192page1000 (1961) | Download Citation



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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    Ghouri, A. S. K., and McFarlane, J. E., Psyche, 64 (1), 30 (1957).

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    Kevan, D. K. McE., Entom. Mon. Mag., 91, 263 (1955).

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    Ahmad, T., and Ghouri, A. S. K., Agric. Pakistan, 3 and 4, 235 (1953).

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

    • A. S. K. GHOURI


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