Huge, underground, wingless wasp?!
August 12, 2011 4:18 am
Could you please help identify this bug? It has only 4(!) legs, no wings and is over 6 cm long. We found it yesterday in France, during daytime on a hot (30C) day.
When we released the bug, it immediately crawled into a small hole in the ground.
This is a Mole Cricket, not a wasp. We get identification requests for Mole Crickets from many parts of the world other than Europe, including Asia, Australia, Africa and North America.