Myrmecophilus acervorum - Common Ant-cricket
(Panzer, 1799)


Description: Very small (2-4 mm) species with yellow and brown colours. Body flattened. Eyes and wings are vestigial. Only females are known, they reproduce by parthenogenesis.
Similar species: none
Adults: Probably all year round.
Habitat:  Forest clearings and other habitats with ant colonies. It can be found in ant colonies under stones and roots.
Regions with hills and mountains.

Myrmecophilus acervorum, female
(Author: Richard, source:, CC BY SA)