Subject: Strange insect!
Geographic location of the bug: Houston, TX
Time: 05:10 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Dear Bug Man,
I can’t figure out what this insect is. It looks like a cross between a crawfish and a cricket! What could this be?
How you want your letter signed: Casey
This is a Mole Cricket, a subterranean dweller that is rarely noticed unless it comes to the surface. Some individuals are capable of flight. We have gotten several reports in the past of Mole Crickets swimming, but they are not aquatic.