Mole Cricket Ecology

We are interested in the ecology of invasive mole crickets and the parasites introduced to control them in the 1980s via classical biological control.

Recent publications:

Allen PE, Laforest L, Diyaljee SI, Smith HM, Tran DX, Winsor AM, Dale AG. 2019. Long-term changes in mole cricket body size associated with enemy-free space and a novel range. Biological Invasions. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-019-02127-1

Rohde BB, Allen PE, Benda N, Brun A, Mankin RW, Dale AG. 2019. An acoustic trap to survey and capture two Neoscapteriscus species. Florida Entomologist. 102(3): 654-657.

To learn more about our work on mole crickets, click HERE.

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Banner photo taken by T. Walker.