Shortwinged Mole Cricket

Name: 𝘕𝘦𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘴

Size: ~22 to 29 mm

Characteristics: Medium-sized. Has leathery forewings. Hind wings are shorter than forewings. Cannot fly. Distinctive forelegs have two sharp claws. 

Locations: Coastal regions. Sandy soils, grassland, fields, verges, turf, and lawns.

Southern Mole Cricket

Name: 𝘕𝘦𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘪

Size: ~25 to 32 mm

Characteristics:  Fairly large. Forelegs have two sharp claws. Hind wings are longer than the abdomen. Calls with a low-pitched trill within two hours of sunset.

Locations:  Lives in shallow burrows in sandy soil. Causes damage to lawns, pastures, golf courses, and cultivated plants.

Tawny Mole Cricket

Name: 𝘕𝘦𝘰𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘴

Size: ~25 mm

Characteristics: Medium-sized. Yellowish-brown with a dark first segment of the thorax. Forelegs have two sharp claws. Makes a loud trill sound.

Locations: Moist, sandy soils in open areas (fields, lawns, and roadsides).


Termite Lawn and Pest, Inc
4524 Parkway Commerce Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32808
Phone: (407) 447-7378