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What is this bug
Hi there,
I stay in South Africa and this bug was found by my dog. It has funny front claws, and it is quite strong.
Thanks in advance.

Hi Fred,
This is a Mole Cricket, a burrowing insect in the family Gryllotalpidae. We get images from the U.S. as well as the Middle East. Some species are capable of flight.

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4 Responses to South African Mole Cricket

  1. Joe says:

    Be careful with them, they pack a painful bite!!!

  2. Leonard Cronje says:

    I have the same thing but im not really sure that its a mole cricket. I have taken pictures of it so maybe you can confirm if it is really a mole cricket

  3. Annette says:

    My garden is over run with these things and they get into the house. How does one eliminate them.

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