Mole Crickets

Click here for photo ęBastiaan (Bart) Drees, Extension Entomology, Texas A&M University
Mole Cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae)
Mole crickets have robust front legs highly modified for digging. They tunnel rapidly just below the soil surface and make trails of pushed-up soil similar to that of a mole only much smaller. Mole crickets can run very rapidly when on the soil surface. They are attracted to lights and are occasionally pests of vegetables

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