What Is the Lifespan of a Cricket?


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The average lifespan of a cricket is two to three months. However, the lifespan of crickets varies across the the large number of different cricket species.

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The majority of a cricket's lifespan is spent metamorphosing from an egg to a larva. It eventually becomes an imago, or an adult cricket. On average, a cricket egg will take seven to10 days to mature into a larva. Once in the larva stage, it can take up to five weeks to mature into an imago. After a cricket's last stage of metamorphosis, it lives for approximately one month as a mature, adult cricket.

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