What Is the Average Lifespan of a Cricket?

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A cricket can typically live from three to 12 months. This varies from species to species. However, the three life stages of a cricket may encompass more than one year, with most of the time spent as an unhatched egg that remains dormant during the winter.

During winter, some field crickets go into diapause; the metabolism slows down and the insect goes dormant, thus allowing it to survive through the winter. Mole crickets typically live for about one year and survive the cold season by overwintering. House crickets have the shortest lifespan and normally live for about two to three months.