Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

European Mole Cricket

Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

1 Species ID Suggestions

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


Sign in to suggest organism ID

6 Comments

emiliedwolf
emiliedwolf 10 years ago

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

ArthurTiutenko
ArthurTiutenko 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

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

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

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

ArthurTiutenko
ArthurTiutenko 10 years ago

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

Mr. Chase
Spotted by
Mr. Chase

St. Charles, Maryland, USA

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

Related Spottings

Ralo (European mole cricket) Mole cricket Grillotalpa mole cricket

Nearby Spottings

Eastern Cottontail Mourning Dove Magnolia Creeping Buttercup
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team