mole cricket


noun

any of several burrowing crickets of the family Gryllotalpidae that have fossorial forelegs and that feed on the roots of plants.

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Origin of mole cricket

First recorded in 1705–15
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mole cricket

noun

any subterranean orthopterous insect of the family Gryllotalpidae, of Europe and North America, similar and related to crickets but having the first pair of legs specialized for digging
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