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European Mole Cricket

Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa




1 species ID suggestions

European Mole Cricket
Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa European Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa)

6 Comments

emiliedwolf
emiliedwolf 2 years ago

Thank you Arthur! I've never seen either of them live so I was struggling with the identification.

ArthurTiutenko
ArthurTiutenko 2 years ago

I have seen the Gryllotalpa many times live while Scapteriscus - only on photographs. This is why I can't be sure. I know that Gryllotalpa was introduced to the Eastern coast from Europe. They should be larger and more uniformly brown than Scapteriscus which have pattern. I'd also mean that Maryland where this photo was taken is quite far in the north from the main distribution area of Scapteriscus borelli.

emiliedwolf
emiliedwolf 2 years ago

Hey Arthur!
What characteristics did you use to distinguish it from the Southern Mole Cricket Scapteriscus borellii (/http://bugguide.net/node/view/29008)?

emiliedwolf
emiliedwolf 2 years ago

Well, it's a Mole cricket. I'm still working on the species though.

Hema Shah
Hema Shah 2 years ago

a little out of context ,so was the house finch. I was a little surprised to read that.

ArthurTiutenko
ArthurTiutenko 2 years ago

This looks like a European Mole Cricket - an insect species that was introduced to the eastern US.

St. Charles, Maryland, USA

Lat: 38.61, Long: -76.89

Spotted on Apr 17, 2012
Submitted on Apr 18, 2012

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