Ecosystem Science Reserve
Insects of Cedar Creek
Mole Crickets (7 NA spp, 1 MN sp) are large fossorial scavengers and root
feeders. The large Mole Cricket, Neocurtilla
, has been collected from sand burrows along the
shore of Fish Lake during periods of low water. Mole crickets are scavengers
and root feeders and can be nursery pests. Males are reported to construct
subterranean megaphones to amplify their courtship song.