Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Neoscapteriscus vicinus (Scudder, 1869) - Tawny Mole Cricket



Nymph
Taxonomy
Family: Gryllotalpidae Subfamily: Scapteriscinae Tribe: ScapterisciniSynonym: Scapteriscus vicinus
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Google ImagesSINA 342a.htm                                                                                  
Singing Behavior: Songs consist of long, low-pitched trills -- sometimes broken. The dominant frequency is 3.1 kHz at 75 F (24 C) with 137 pulses/sec (SINA, accessed 13-06-2021). The calls are given from an underground chamber, as in N. borellii, but have a more nasal quality.
Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: [GNR] SNA
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Comments: Introduced from South America

Image Gallery for Neoscapteriscus vicinus - Tawny Mole Cricket

Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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