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55 - Neoscapteriscus vicinus - male

55 - Neoscapteriscus vicinus - Male
Carolina Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA
June 17, 2008

Moved from Mole Crickets.

Correct, it is a mole cricket
Correct, it is a mole cricket... there are only 4 species of them in US but I can't tell enough by this photo to determine which one it is.

This is a male of the genus Scapteriscus Scudder, 1869. Four species of Scapteriscus are known in the US, three introduced from South America and the fourth from the West Indies. This male almost certainly belongs in S. vicinus Scudder, 1869; S. abbreviatus Scudder, 1869 has markedly reduced tegmina and hind wings and S. borellii Giglio-Tos, 1894 usually has four prominent spots on the pronotum.

looks like a
Looks like a mole cricket to me. Someone else may be able to give the species.

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