Camel Cricket Manuscript, Take 2

Today we share with you Draft 2 of our scientific research paper about camel crickets based on the data that YOU have helped us collect.

At the end of September we unveiled our new Camel Cricket Census website and called on you to help us document the spread of the ‘spricket,’ basement to basement in homes across North America.

We requested more photos of both the native and introduced species and you responded enthusiastically. We’ve received over 70 new reports in the last couple weeks!

We encourage you to revisit the revised manuscript (based on data submitted through October 7)  – particularly the Results, figures and tables. Comment, suggest new analyses — Remember, we want to hear from you!

A few updates of note:

  • New records from new states – Welcome, Iowa and Illinois!
  • Observations of native Ceuthophilus species in Iowa and Missouri
  • Many new observations of Diestrammena asynamora across the eastern US
New observations of camel crickets (both native Ceuthophilus spp. and introduced Diastremmena asynamora) in yellow, submitted by citizen scientists Sept 27 - Oct 7, 2013. Blue dots represent photos or specimens submitted before Sept 27, 2013.

New observations of camel crickets (both native Ceuthophilus spp. and introduced Diestrammena asynamora) in yellow, submitted by citizen scientists Sept 27 – Oct 7, 2013. Blue dots represent photos or specimens submitted before Sept 27, 2013.

By | 2016-11-22T13:47:18+00:00 October 16th, 2013|

About the Author:

Holly Menninger
As Director of Public Science, Holly coordinates our empire of citizen science projects and manages the online science communication here at Your Wild Life. An entomologist by training, she’s a science communicator by passion and practice.

2 Comments

  1. Elizabeth J Herman October 17, 2013 at 9:21 am - Reply

    I caught a camel cricket in my downstairs converted basement/kitchen Tuesday night. I live in Pine HIll, NY Lat: 41.71 Lon: -74.8 Elev: 1404ft.

  2. Elizabeth J Herman October 17, 2013 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Clarification : Tuesday 10/15/2013 at 6:30 PM camel cricket caught and released in Pine Hill, NY Lat: 41.71 Lon: -74.8 Elev: 1404ft… Fate in a house with two felids and one canid unknown.

    This includes date and time and consequences of release…you folks ROCK!

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