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Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa)
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Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa)

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Once common in the UK, this wonderful (protected) creature is now rarely seen and may be close to extinction.
The mole cricket which can be up to 45mm (1 3/4") long has shovel-like forelimbs highly developed for burrowing.

Mole Cricket sightings should be reported to:
Emily Funnell, Biodiversity Co-ordinator - Invertebrates, UK Biodiversity Programme, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD.
Email: E.Funnell@nhm.ac.uk.
Bryan Pinchen, Co-ordinator, Mole Cricket Working Group, 7 Brookland Close, Pennington, Lymington, Hampshire, S041 8JE
Email: forficula@lineone.net
It is important to include information about the circumstances of the discovery, time of year, location of sighting, habitat present and what has happened to the insect now.



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