Mole Cricket from Hawaii

Subject: Burrowing mole bug
Location: South Pacific
November 14, 2014 12:56 pm
We found this bug on our playground. Our school is in Maunawili, on the island of Oahu , in the state of Hawaii . Maunawili is slightly upslope from the city of Kailua , it’s a little damp here. It’s Fall now, so the weather is cooling , but it’s still low 80’s to high 70’s during the day. The bug seemed to want to be where it is cool and damp. We’ve been having swarms of wasps in the last two days, I almost thought it could be a wasp queen. We are studying animals right now in kindergarten, and we are dying to know what kind of bug this is!
Signature: Ann Farrell , Le Jardin Academy

Mole Cricket
Mole Cricket

Dear Ann,
The common name for your burrowing insect is a Mole Cricket, and we receive identification requests for Mole Crickets from around the world.

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