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Species Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - European Mole Cricket

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Gryllidea (Crickets)
Family Gryllotalpidae (Mole Crickets)
Genus Gryllotalpa
Species gryllotalpa (European Mole Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (Linnaeus 1758)
Explanation of Names
Talpa means mole.
36-46 mm
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
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in underground chambers.
Introduced from Europe. It reached pest proportions in the 1910s