Gryllotalpa orientalis

Species: Gryllotalpa orientalis

English Name: Oriental Mole Cricket

Chinese Name: 东方蝼蛄

Family: Gryllotalpidae


This 30 mm cricket gets is name from is fore legs developed into claw for digging. He lives underground feeding on roots, insects and earthworms. This species is responsible for several crops plagues.

Gryllotalpa orientali

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– Easton, E. R. (1993). The insects of Macau. Macau: University of Macau Publications Centre.