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Crickets always call at dusk or during the night, whereas grasshoppers call during the day. Mole crickets mostly call when it is wet or when rain threatens, and calling can be induced by watering the lawn in the afternoon. Both male and female mole crickets call and some crickets can produce about 200 pulses of sound per second.
The mole cricket is mainly found in Sydney New south wales
When the Male Mole Cricket starts calling it use the burrows to amplify their calls by positioning themselves at the entrance and facing inwards. It seems that females are able to determine, from the sound produced, whether the males are calling from a damp or dry site. The Female Mole Cricket's are more attracted to males calling from damp burrow, where they prefer to deposit their eggs. Unlike many crickets, the female mole crickets show some degree of maternal care and remain in the burrow guarding the eggs and protecting the nymphs.The Mole cricket is mainly found in Urban areas,Back yards and grassy woodlands.
Mole crickets are brown and have characteristic shovel-like fore legs, especially adapted to digging burrows they are about 3-4 cm long.
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