Mole Cricket from Spain

Subject: Strange bug in Menorca
Location: Menorca, Balearics Spain
October 23, 2013 1:24 pm
We found this strange bug which looked a bit like a cross between a grasshopper and a beetle. It measured about 2 1/2 inches in length and had a shield like cover over its head. There are two stinger like things sticking out the back. It was brown in colour. We found it on our patio at 22:00 hrs. I hope you can see it as we only had a torch to light it up for the photo.
Signature: Bug in Menorca

Mole Cricket
Mole Cricket

We love the way your Mole Cricket looks like a dancer in the spotlight.  We just posted another photo of a Mole Cricket from Australia, and we have examples of this subterranean insect from many parts of the world in our archive.

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