Mole Cricket

Jan 5, 2021

A northern mole cricket
Credit Zack [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr

Mole crickets are members of the insect family Gryllotalpidae, in the order Orthoptera (grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets). Mole crickets are cylindrical-bodied insects about 3–5 cm (1.2–2.0 in) long as adults, with small eyes and shovel-like fore limbs highly developed for burrowing.