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Old 04-02-2014, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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The mole crickets are the family Gryllotalpidae, in the order Orthoptera. Mole crickets are cylindrical-bodied insects about 3–5 centimetres long, with small eyes and shovel-like forelimbs highly developed for burrowing.


I have these living in my yard.... Shudders....
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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If you pick one up and hold it in your hand you may get some insight into how strong they are. They will try to "dig" into the space between your fingers and they can exert a very surprising amount of force laterally. Cool little critters.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:40 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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As long as they're a native bug, they're nothing to be concerned about. They'll have natural predators to keep them in check.
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