Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Jimmy The Cricket


Is Jimmy The Cricket a grasshopper or a cricket?

Hello Christopher,

Do you mean Jiminy Cricket from Pinocchio? He is supposed to be a cricket, but his physical features and behavior prevent me from identifying him as either a cricket or a grasshopper. For a simple comparison of crickets and grasshoppers, check out he table on this website:

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Jessica Mellinger


I can answer questions about invertebrates native to California, including insects commonly found in homes. If you have an identification request, please attach a photo to your question.


I was involved in collection and identification of invertebrates for the United States Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division for six years. Also, I provided these same services intermittently for the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment for many years. I have been a member of AllExperts.com since 2009.

Department of the Interior: United States Geological Survey, Davis Field Station; University of California, Davis Aggie Alumni Association; UC Davis Center for Neuroscience; U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs

I have two B.A.'s from the University of California, Davis and two Associate's degrees from Sacramento City College.

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