mole cricket


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mole cricket

 (mōl)
n.
Any of various burrowing orthopteran insects of the family Gryllotalpidae, having short wings and wide front legs adapted for digging, and sometimes damaging plants by feeding on their roots.

mole cricket

n
(Animals) 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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Noun1.mole cricket - digs in moist soil and feeds on plant rootsmole cricket - digs in moist soil and feeds on plant roots
cricket - leaping insect; male makes chirping noises by rubbing the forewings together
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Nymphs of the European mole cricket Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa Linnaeus (Ulagaraj 1975) that were fed on insect food completed development in 2 years, while nymphs fed on vegetable matter completed development in over 4 years (Ulagaraj 1975).
By the use of sharp-pointed forceps, every egg detected on the surface of a mole cricket was removed from its host and recorded.
depleta were placed on each of 368 mole cricket hosts and allowed to develop.
The annual cost associated with turf damage from the mole cricket has been estimated at more than $60 million.
Nasdaq: BIOS) announced today the introduction of a new biological turf insect control product developed to combat one of the most destructive pests of turfgrass, the mole cricket.
Mole cricket preventive control depends on monitoring egg hatch and accurately timing insecticide applications for peak emergence.
This piece resembles an enormous mole cricket that has dug up the drawings from the oblivion to which they had been condemned in the earth.
Certain animals, such as: the daily needs of the mice and voles mole cricket cock pangolin completed an important task is to mining capabilities of soil and other substances, is characterized by the formation of the active process of adaptation and soil dug dig enough developed.
He said Thailand has mole cricket farms and the bugs are then sold in the markets.
Species of concern, such as the greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus benslowii), dickcissel (Spiza americana), regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia), and prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major) also reside on post.
Species of concern, such as the greater prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), Henslow's sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii), dickcissel (Spiza americana), regal fritillary butterfly (Speyeria idalia), and prairie mole cricket (Gryllotalpa major) also reside on post.