Mole Cricket from India

Strange bug with claws
Location: Manipal, Karnataka, India
April 10, 2011 3:17 pm
This bug randomly flew into my hostel room. So I caught it with hopes of identifying it.
It flies and crawls really fast.
Signature: buginner

Mole Cricket

Dear buginner,
You have had a visit from a Mole Cricket.  Mole Crickets are subterranean insects that use their claws to dig.  As you indicated, they can also fly.  They are attracted to lights which is probably the reason it flew into your room.  Mole Crickets do not pose a threat to humans.

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