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Genus Gryllotalpa

Big Bug - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - female Mystery bug in suburban New York - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - male Mystery bug in suburban New York - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - male European Mole Cricket - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - female Any ideas? - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - male Unknown Burrowing beetle with the hind end of a cricket, the head of a beetle/cicada - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa Creepy Crawler - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa Huge mole-like insect in the mud. Some kind of larvae? - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa
Classification
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
Numbers
3 spp. in the U.S.
Identification
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
Range
G. gryllotalpa - introduced, vicinity of Westchester Co., NY
G. major - native, relicts of tallgrass prairie in KS, OK, MS, and AR
G. cultriger - native, CA and TX (only 3 specimens known from the U.S.), as well as MX