Cannibalistic camel crickets widespread in U.S. homes

September 3, 2014 2:36 PM

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Cannibalistic camel crickets widespread in U.S. homes

According to a report from North Carolina State University (NC State), researchers have found that non-native camel cricket species have spread into homes across the eastern United States. According to Clemson University, these long, spiky-legged creatures hail from Asia and are prone to eating most anything – including engaging in cannibalism.

“The good news is that camel crickets don’t bite or pose any kind of threat to humans,” said Dr. Mary Jane Epps, a postdoctoral researcher at NC State and lead author of a paper about the research, which appears in the latest issue of PeerJ.

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