Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - European Mole-cricket
(L., 1758)

Description: Large species (♂ 35-45 mm, ♀ 40-50 mm), body is covered with fine hairs. Fore legs are modified for digging. Antennae as long as the pronotum, ovipositor is hidden.
Similar species: none
Adults: Throughout thewhole year, but most abundant between april and october.
Males singing in warm nights at spring from an underground chamber. Very loud song.

Author: Olivier Swift, source:, field recording
Habitat:  Lives mostly underground in loose and damp soil.
Quite widespread and common in Hungary.

Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa, male
(Author: Klecska Ferenc, source: ízeltlábú, CC BY 4.0)