Subject: Two bugs or one?
Location: Douglas County, GA
October 9, 2014 10:00 am
Early October here in Georgia, temperatures in the 70’s. I live in the western suburbs of Atlanta (Douglas County), in a neighborhood of half acre lawns and lots of hardwood trees. I had my dog out at lunchtime when I noticed a small creature scurrying across the street. Not more than an inch or so long, it froze when I approached and moved again when I backed off. I couldn’t make any sense of it then, and I still can’t, looking at the pictures I took. Is it something carrying something else perhaps?
Signature: B. Jones
Dear B. Jones,
Mole Crickets are one of our most common identification requests, and we received submissions from around the world. Many folks comment that Mole Crickets look like some crazy hybrid insect.
Thank you so much for taking the time to identify it for me! Going to read up on them right now. 🙂