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The discovery of twelfth subgenus, or species, of cricket

The discovery of twelfth subgenus, or species, of cricket

  • Recently, Jayanti, the twelfth species of the name ‘Jhingur’ (Cricket) has been discovered. This species is marked under the category ‘Arachnomimus Saussure’.
  • This species of cricket called ‘Jayanti’ was recently discovered by zoologists in the Kurra caves of Chhattisgarh.
  • It is named after Prof. JayantBiswas, the leading ‘cave explorers ‘ of India. Professor Jayant greatly assisted the scientists with much hard work to find this species.
  • Scientists found in this new species of the beetle that the males of the newJayanti subgenuscannot produce sounds, and their females do not have ears.


  • Arachnomimus is the genus name given by the Swiss Entomologist “Henri Louis Frédéric de Saussure” in the year 1878 to crickets that resembled like spiders.This is apt because crickets of this group are normally called spider crickets because of their smaller body size and long legs.

Source: Indian Express

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