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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.
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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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There were mole crickets, called camaro in Pampanga or suhong in the Tagalog region.
Species of Gryllotapidae are commonly known as mole crickets. These solitary crickets (Bailey et al.
Thus, underneath the story of tea, symbol of British mastery over nature and a prime commodity in networks of colonial capital (and, indeed, servitude), lies an intriguing tale of mole crickets, tea mosquito bugs, red spiders, thrips and tea aphis: all of which possessed a substantial capacity to affect the production and 'socio-cultural histories and attitudes' of the iconic Assam brew.
The mole crickets damage turf grass by consuming the roots of the lawn and tunneling which leads to problems with future growth of grass or gardens.
The Research on Coupling Characteristics, Kinematics Modeling and Bionic Application of Mole Crickets (Doctoral Dissertation).
These included grasshoppers, Chrotogonous, beetles, mole crickets, mouse and a young frog were recorded (Fig.
The mechanism and efficiency of sound production in mole crickets. Journal of Experimental Biology 52: 619-652.
For example, advertising male prairie mole crickets form mating aggregations on sites that have been more recently burned (Howard and Hill, 2007), and some cicada species prefer recently burned prairie sites, as well (Callaham et al., 2002).
Other insects such as chinch bugs, mole crickets, grasshoppers, and aphids do not change greatly in shape or form as they grow.
For example, mole crickets dig burrows of a size that resonates to their calls.