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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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En cuanto al consumo de artroopodos (principalmente por neonatos y crias), en especial sobre presas de la clase Insecta, se ha encontrado que forrajea sobre representantes de las familias Acrididae, Apidae, Belostomidae, Chloropidae, Chrysomelidae, Corydalidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Formicidae, Gerridae, Gryllidae, Gryllotalpidae, Halicticidae, Hydrophilidae, Hydroptilidae, Inocelliidae, Libellulidae, Myrmeleontidae, Naucoridae, Scarabaeidae, Stratiomyidae y Termitidae (Alvarez del Toro 1974, Medem 1981, Thorbjarnarson 1988, 1989, CasasAndreu & Barrios-Quiroz 2003, Cupul-Magana et al.
5 (ants, including eggs and pupae) ORTHOPTERA -- -- Gryllotalpidae -- 8.
2010), Gryllidae (Mesa & Garcia-Novo 2001), Gryllotalpidae (Steopoe 1939), Gryllacrididae (Mesa et al.
The families that could be identified in the samples were: Hyriidae, Corbiculidae and Ampullaridae (Gastropoda); Grapsidae, Trichodactylidae and Palaemonidae (Malacostraca); Formicidae, Gomphidae, Libelulidae, Gryllotalpidae, Polymitarcyidae and Scarabeidae (Insecta); Sternopygidae, Acestrorhynchidae, Erythrinidae, Anostomidae, Cynodontidae, Characidae, Pimelodidae, Doradidae, Auchenipteridae, Callichthyidae, Loricaridae, Cichlidae and Engraulidae (Osteichthyes).