Subject: Please Identify
Location: Southern New Jersey
September 27, 2012 10:40 pm
I located this bug outside my store. It’s approx. 4-5 inches long. Appears to be a cross between a lizard, grasshopper, and cockroach. The front legs like just like a crab’s claws. Any help identifying would greatly be appreciated.
Signature: Thanks , Kevin
This subterranean dweller uses those crablike front legs to tunnel underground. It is a Mole Cricket. We get reports of Mole Crickets from all over the planet and in February, we made it the Bug of the Month.