Gryllus bimaculatus
(Common cricket)


  • Karkur Ibrahim (Jebel Uweinat), adult, October 2003
  • Wadi Abd el Melik (Gilf Kebir), adult, October 2004
  • Wadi Wahesh (Jebel Uweinat), 4th or 5th stage nymph, March 2013

    The two adult specimens were seen in localities separated by more than 200 kilometres. All sightings were near live vegetation and in the early evening, the crickets walking on the sandy wadi floors. No chirping was heared at any observation locality, or elsewhere. In Karkur Ibrahim a Sparassus dufouri was noted at the same general location / time.

    Karkur Ibrahim
    28th October, 2003
    (approx. 8pm)

      Wadi Abd el Melik
    27th October, 2004
    (approx. 8pm)

    Wadi Wahesh 15th March, 2013 (approx. 8pm)