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These insects resemble crickets and have front legs not unlike the common mole, hence the name "mole-cricket." They are 3-3.5 cm long. The head is black, the thorax a deep brown and the abdomen a lighter gray. They have wings and two apendages that protrude back from the end of the abdomen
These insects can be found, mostly at night, alongside foundations, near and/or under rotting logs in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador. This one was found scaling the end of a cement block building under a light @ 04:40.
Strange little creatures that are always fun to find.