baby face

baby face n

1 = Jerusalem cricket n.

[1905 Kellogg Amer. Insects 157, On the Pacific Coast occurs . . Stenopelmatus, called sand-cricket or Jerusalem cricket. . . It is found under stones or in the soil, has a large smooth head with “baby-face,” and is believed to feed on dead plant or animal matter.] 1947 Desert Mag. Jan. 22/3 (DA), It appears that the Babyface is actually our old friend the yellow-and-black striped Jerusalem-cricket or sand-cricket. 1977 Larson–Larson Sierra Club Guide Deserts SW 194, [The] Jerusalem Cricket. . . [has] markings which, with imagination, can be seen to resemble a smiling face; hence another common name, “Baby Face.”

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