Mole Cricket

Subject: Whats this bug
Location: Lat. 31.055876-long. -97.460403
November 15, 2016 12:53 am
Hi my name is Ashley. I live in the central to area. Belton to. Salado creek is our backyard. Our back patio to the creek is about 90 yards. I found this little guy trying to slide input back door. I almost shut it all the way but in the corner of my eye I saw him limping along. He has been dead now for about 3 weeks to a month now. I put him in an aquarium. He also has wings and when I put him in the tank while he was still alive and he kept trying to burrow in the rocks. Like he didn’t like light. So if u could please tell me what bug this is it would really be appreciated.thanks
Signature: Sincerely ashley

Mole Cricket
Mole Cricket

Dear Ashley,
This is a Mole Cricket, and as their name implies, they are subterranean dwellers.  The rocky bottom of the aquarium prevented this individual from burrowing.

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