Crickets are small to medium-sized insects with mostly cylindrical, somewhat vertically flattened bodies. The head is spherical with long slender antennae arising from cone-shaped scapes (first segments) and just behind these are two large compound eyes. On the forehead are three simple eyes. The pronotum (first thoracic segment) is trapezoidal in shape, robust, and well-sclerotinized. It is smooth and has neither dorsal or lateral keels (ridges).
Camel Crickets are light to dark brown in color, often spotted with lighter or darker areas. Adults can grow to between 13 to 33 mm. Though lacking wings, they possess large hind legs and a lengthy set of antennae that helps them navigate dark environments.