The northern mole cricket, Neocurtilla hexadactyla (Perty), is a common insect that is infrequently collected perhaps owing to its burrowing and nocturnal habits. It tunnels into moist soil and feeds on tender roots, earthworms, or various insect larvae (Blatchley, 1920).
DeWitt, J. R.
"Collecting Neocurtilla Hexadactyla, the Northern Mole Cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllidae), in Iowa,"
The Great Lakes Entomologist: Vol. 11
, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholar.valpo.edu/tgle/vol11/iss4/8