Definition of mole cricket in English:

mole cricket

noun

  • A large burrowing nocturnal cricket with broad forelegs, the female of which lays her eggs in an underground nest and guards the young.

    • ‘The loam of the junkyard was rich and fertile, streaming with healthy earthworms, mole crickets, and warty toads camouflaged against the ground.’
    • ‘Earwigs are amazing, under-appreciated insects that can devouring mole crickets and eat up to fifty chinch bugs a night!’
    • ‘We've had weed pressure and insects especially mole crickets on the course all summer that got washed in with the silt and infested areas covered by the flooding.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

mole cricket

/mōl ˈkrikit/