Field crickets hatch in the spring and molt several times during their maturation. They eat a broad range of seeds, plants, and insects. The females have a spine like appendage on their abdomen called an ovipositor, for depositing eggs in the ground after fertilization. The males do not have such appendage but are able to make chirping sounds to attract females.
Their chirping begins in mid to late summer, and while they prefer to be outdoors, they will move indoors when outside conditions become unfavorable.