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western mole cricket

Gryllotalpa cultriger (Uhler 1864)

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Song: Not known.
Identification: The only mole cricket with four tibial claws known from the West. Length 26-31 mm, which is shorter than G. major and G. gryllotalpa, which are 35-50 mm.
Remarks: Only three specimens have been reported from the United States: one each from El Paso, Texas; "California"; and Lone Mt. Cemetery, San Francisco. All were collected prior to 1900. At least two Mexican specimens are known, one being from Fuerte, Sinaloa.
More information:
family Gryllotalpidae, genus Gryllotalpa
References: Hebard 1935.
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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