We found this oriental mole cricket (kera) under an advertising signboard at night. Mole crickets don’t just look like moles, with their spade-like front legs, they also behave like moles, living in underground tunnels and eating worms and grubs (as well as roots). They are nocturnal and live underground so it’s not that common to see them, but they are obviously attracted to light (at night) so we can see them in places like this.

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Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae:
Gryllotalpa fossor: Oriental mole cricket (kera)