Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Teleogryllus commodus (Walker)

Order: Orthoptera
Family: Gryllidae

Size range

  • Body length up to 25 mm


  • New Zealand and Australia
  • Common in grassland

Life History

  • More active at night
  • A pest on farms when they reach large numbers. Eat grass and other foliage
  • Sometimes come into houses; can feed on paper or fabrics if confined and hungry
  • Chirping can be used to identify species