Mole Cricket from Greece

Ugly looking bugger!
Have had trouble identifying this ugly thing that we found in Rhodes, Greece a few weeks ago. He was crawling on the tiled area behind our sunbeds, but looked out of place – perhaps normally an earth dweller, though I fear that the Carrion Crows which resided around the hotel hunted these creatures and may have dropped one? I hope you can help – we didnt kill it, but we stayed well away. Scariest thing I have seen in a long time. The nearest I am getting is the Weta, but none of the species had the fat, muscular trailing half legs things. Thanks,

Hi Kyla,
Over the years, we have received 100s if not 1000s of letters and images of Mole Crickets from around the world, and we have posted a good amount on our Cricket pages, but we have never seen a lovlier, more dramatic photo. Mole Crickets are subterranean, and some are capable of flight.

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