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Subject: Cricket rearing kits shipped from Japan
Date posted: May 24, 2002
Source: APHIS PPQ
In Chicago IL, APHIS PPQ port officers seized commercial insect rearing units and containers originating from Japan that contained cricket eggs. The rearing of the Japanese bell cricket, Homoeogryllis japanicus de Haar, for its singing qualities is a very popular hobby in Japan. This insect is not allowed entry into the United States.

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