There are 3 stages to the lifecycle of a mole cricket, including eggs, nymph, then adult. Mole crickets are active between September and March across Australia.
Mole crickets damage turf by feeding on the plant roots, stems and leaves and by tunnelling through the soil. However, feeding is not considered as damaging as the cricket's tunnelling or burrowing. Significant damage can occur when populations are high. This will be evident by dead and dry patches seen across the turf surface.
The Gryllotalpa spp. and the Changa mole are currently confined to an area centred within Newcastle, NSW. However, the Scapteriscus spp. is located across Australia.
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