The Mole crickets are insects in the family polyphagous. They are subterranean dwellers, and some species are capable of flight. They are brownish and very fat, measuring about 25-40 mm long. They have short antennae. The enlarged front legs are modified for burrowing and swimming. They are polyphagous feeding on larvae, worms and roots. Mole crickets are a serious agricultural pest, cause heavy damage, particularly at the young stage of crops. Nymphs look very similar to adults but have shorter wings.
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