MOLE CRICKET FACTS
Gryllotalpa is a genus of insect known by the common known of Mole Cricket. They area stocky insect with cylindrical body and strong forelegs designed for digging. They do not have strong hindlegs for jumping like typical grasshoppers and crickets (order Orthoptera). The insect is brown with paler underside. The adult insect has wings but they do not fly much, as the insect spends most of its time under the ground. It is sometimes seen crawling on the ground at night.
lives underground in range of habitats in bushland, farmland, parkland and suburban areas
feeds on plant roots and soils invertebrates
the female lays eggs underground. The eggs hatch into nymphs which moult several times before becoming an adult cricket
|Common Name:||Mole Cricket|