Mole Cricket

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)

2 thoughts on “Mole Cricket

  1. Hi, I found one of there in the garden and had no ieda what it was untill I found this. I just wont to say thanks and it helped alot 🙂

  2. I was on my way out the door this morning 8/17/11 to walk my kids to the bus stop when they came running in saying that there was a poisones bug in the cigarette pot. So I grab my spray & walked on out to find this creature. I sprayed it & it died almost instantly. As I began looking closer I was shocked with the features this thing has. I had to find out what it was so I set out to do so. I am so glad I found this so thank you very much! Now I can sleep lol.

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