Mole Crickets

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.

Mole Crickets
Mole Cricket picture
Mole Cricket picture
Mole Cricket picture
Mole Cricket Nymph

2 comments:

Nature Rambles said...

So that's what they are called!! I'm familiar with them but I had never googled them.

birdy said...

Thanks Kanak for the comment. We have a lot of flora and fauna around us to photograph, but their identification is big problem.