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Genus Gryllotalpa

Mystery bug in suburban New York - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - male Gryllotalpa major - Prairie mole cricket - Gryllotalpa major - male European Mole Cricket - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - female Unknown Burrowing beetle with the hind end of a cricket, the head of a beetle/cicada - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa unknown specimen - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa Strangest bug I've ever seen - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa What is this?  Never seen anything like it! - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa Huge mole-like insect in the mud. Some kind of larvae? - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa
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
Gryllotalpa spp. can be easily distinguished from Neocurtilla spp. by examining the veins in the costal area of the tegmen (sometimes referred to as the lateral field); in Gryllotalpa all the veins are directed apically, whereas in Neocurtilla the distalmost veins are directed backwards, towards the wing base.
… Sam W. Heads, 28 March, 2008