Geographical Range United States
Habitat Caves
Scientific Name Ceuthophilus gracilipes
Conservation Status Not listed by IUCN

This unusual cricket lives a life in almost total darkness. But it doesn't seem to mind. Instead of relying on its eyes to navigate through cave passages, the cave cricket maneuvers using its long antennae to "feel" its way and to find food. It resembles other crickets in one important way, however -- it has long, powerful legs for jumping.