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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

Mole Cricket

Hi 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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: New Jersey

One Response to Mole Cricket

  1. kelly says:

    my husband found one of these nasty looking bugs in my car in wv…it is creepy…never have i seen something like this before…i would like more info on these insects if possible/…..thank you very much..

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