mole cricket definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different burrowing crickets regarding the family Gryllotalpidae, having short wings and front legs well-adapted for digging and feeding mainly regarding origins of plants.
    • Any of different big pests from the family members Gryllotalpidae that burrow into damp earth and prey on plant origins.
    • one orthopterous insect of this genus Gryllotalpa, which excavates subterranean galleries, and throws up mounds of planet resembling those associated with mole. It is stated to complete damage by injuring the origins of flowers. The typical European species (Gryllotalpa vulgaris), plus the American (Gryllotalpa borealis), are the best known.
    • A fossorial orthopterous insect regarding the genus Gryllotalpa: so called from the practice of burrowing when you look at the floor like a mole in the shape of its large and peculiarly shaped fore feet.
    • digs in damp soil and nourishes on plant roots

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