Mole cricket

family of orthopterans
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The mole crickets are the family Gryllotalpidae, of broad insects about 3–5 cm (1-2 inches) long, with large eyes and shovel-like forelimbs for burrowing and swimming.

Mole cricket
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Gryllotalpa brachyptera
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Gryllotalpidae

Saussure, 1870
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distribution Gryllotalpidae

Mole crickets are omnivores or meat eaters, feeding on larvae, worms, roots, and grasses. Common predators of mole crickets include birds, rats, skunks, armadillos, raccoons and foxes.