Definition of mole cricket in English:

mole cricket

Syllabification: mole crick·et


  • A large burrowing nocturnal cricket with broad forelegs, the female of which lays her eggs in an underground nest and guards the young.
    • Family Gryllotalpidae, subfamily Gryllotalpinae: several genera
    More example sentences
    • The prairie mole cricket, Gryllotalpa major, is the largest North American cricket.
    • Other animals and plants such as the mole cricket and marsh gentian, which are suited to wetter heaths, may suffer as their habitat dries out in the summer.
    • Earwigs are amazing, under-appreciated insects that can devouring mole crickets and eat up to fifty chinch bugs a night!

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