• Question: why are crickets scaly

    Asked by sarah thompson1 to Scaly Cricket on 27 Nov 2017.
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      Scaly Cricket answered on 27 Nov 2017:

      Good question. The precise function of the scales isn’t known. My own hunch is that they might help prevent spider attack, since the potential predator would get a mouth full of scales, allowing the cricket to escape (this could be tested…)