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Delmar, MD

Found this one crawling on the shop floor. Overall length around 2 inches. Are the front legs adapted for a special purpose?

Delmar, MD

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Minot, ND

It's a mole cricket, likely a northern mole cricket (Neocurtilla hexadactyla) - https://www.marylandbiodiversity.com/viewSpecies.php?species=8176
Their front legs are adapted for borrowing (fossorial; one of the five main types of insect legs) - https://thedragonflywoman.com/2010/12/10/insect-legs/

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