Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (Linnaeus 1758)
Brown, covered with velvety hair. Front legs modified for digging. Females lack the external ovipositor of other crickets.
Europe; in the U.S. recorded roughly from Massachusetts. to New York & eastern New Jersey, and also from Belle Glade, Florida.
Particularly well established in Westchester county, NY
Eggs are laid in underground chambers.
Introduced from Europe. It reached pest proportions in the 1910s