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This afternoon I found a strange insect swimming around in our fish pool. At first I thought it was a gecko which had lost its tail because it made similar motions as it tried to get out of the water.

Taking a closer look it looked more like a grasshopper, but I’m not sure about that either, perhaps someone could help me with more information about this insect?

It measured around 3 cm long, I took the following picture after rescuing it out of the water:

Insect Vietnam 300x126 Grasshopper?

Some sort of grasshopper?

Written by Thomas Bindzus

August 11th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Posted in Vietnam

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  1. its Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa


    10 Jan 13 at 22:07:35

  2. Dear Thomas,

    I went to Vietnam last summer and saw the same insect. It was hopping/flying in my room and scared the crap out of me! Do you all ready know what it’s called?


    22 May 13 at 03:00:53

  3. Dear Thomas,

    after my search for this animal I found out it is a mole cricket.

    With kind regards,



    23 May 13 at 15:31:39

  4. Dear Joyce,

    Thanks for your reply, I wasn’t fast enough to write back to you, I asked the question on Quora as well, you might want to read the answer: https://www.quora.com/Insects/Is-this-some-kind-of-grasshopper

    Kind regards
    - Thomas

    Thomas Bindzus

    11 Jun 13 at 10:11:13

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