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Photo#365550
found digging in the sand - Neoscapteriscus abbreviatus

found digging in the sand - Neoscapteriscus abbreviatus
Hypoluxo, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
Size: .5"
Found in the morning. It has specialized digging claws.

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Looks to me like
a Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpidae) of some kind--perhaps a young one if it was only half an inch long. Look around here and see what you think.

Maybe someone else will be able to give you a genus or species (or correct me if I'm wrong).

 
looks right
thanks! Must be a juvenille since it doesn't have wings? I'll have to do some more research. . .

 
Scapteriscus abbreviatus?
found this key http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/fasulo/molecrickets/mcri0031.htm

appears to be the shortwinged mole cricket, though it is a nymph, so that's my guess based on the tibial dactyls and the "bulging abdomen."

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