“Swimming” Mole Cricket

Subject: Pool bugs?
Location: North Salem, NY
May 29, 2016 10:53 am
These critters were found crawling out of the pool skimmer baskets and into the pool, where they didn’t do so well. What on earth are they?
Signature: Annie

Mole Cricket "Swimming"
Mole Cricket “Swimming”

Dear Annie,
This is a Mole Cricket, and they are subterranean dwellers, NOT aquatic insects, though this is not our first report of a “Swimming” Mole Cricket.  Mole Crickets can also fly, and we get reports of Mole Crickets from all over the planet.

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