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Unknown Monster - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

Unknown Monster - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa
Westchester County, New York, USA
July 7, 2019
Size: approx. 2"

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Unknown Monster - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa Unknown Monster - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

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This is a nymph of the introduced (from Europe) Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa, currently only established in Westchester county and a few adjacent counties in CT

Moved from Mole Crickets.

 
Mole Cricket
Thanks! I didn't even know about that one...

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Moved from ID Request.

Northern Mole Cricket?
I'm no cricket expert but looks like a mole cricket with those digging spines on the forelegs. Going on range, Northern Mole Cricket, Neocurtilla hexadactyla, seems most likely. Hopefully, an expert will confirm... or correct!

 
Thanks!
I think you're right!

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