I found this insect today in front of my room.

I am just curious to know what kind of insect it is? And, is it poisonous?

Location: India

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    $\begingroup$ Where do you live? It may help narrow the possibilities $\endgroup$
    – Luigi
    Jan 6, 2015 at 16:35

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Its a black Cricket .

Crickets, (family Gryllidae) are related to the Grasshoppers Family.

It should have grasshopper like hind legs . Crickets usually emit noise from its body.

  • $\begingroup$ I can't tell what its legs look like from that image, it's kind of blurry. But I think it's either a type of cricket or cockroach. If those are wings at the bottom of the insect I'd lean towards cockroach. And I swear I remember crickets and cockroaches as both being orthoptera, but now cockroaches are grouped with termites? When did that happen? $\endgroup$
    – user137
    Jan 6, 2015 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ @user137 crickets were never grouped with cockroaches as far as I'm aware. Some scientists used to group together mantises, orthopterans, cockroaches, and stick insects together. $\endgroup$ May 24, 2020 at 17:03

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