Gryllotalpidae

  Mole Crickets. They occur throughout Australia where there is water.  They make deep permanent burrows, the mouth of which is horn-shaped to amplify the stridulation of the calling cricket.    [12 Aust. species]

All species pictured have their DNA in the Barcode of Life Database.


 

 

Gryllotalpa sp. GC2

Gryllotalpa pluvialis

 

 
       

References:

Grasshopper Country - The Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia

Rentz, David

University of NSW Press, 1996

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