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European Mole Cricket

Gryllotalpa brachyptera


Brown mole cricket 3+ inches long.


I found this guy on the side of the road while walking through a residential area near lake Sempach in central Switzerland. Never saw anything like it before. My limited research has pointed me towards the European mole cricket but this one was huge. Around 3 inches long not counting the feelers. Most places I have read say they are 1-2 inches long.


Not sure if I have the scientific name correct. Can anyone tell me if this is right?

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DanielePralong 7 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah devirose! The scientific name for the European mole cricket is Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa:
Gryllotalpa brachyptera is a mole cricket native to Australia.

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Luzern, Switzerland

Spotted on Aug 10, 2014
Submitted on Aug 12, 2014

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