|Scientific Name||Atractylodes japonica|
|Time of Year||November to May|
|Time of Day||All day|
|Rarity||Uncommon - 4|
The Mole Cricket is found underground. The player will have to dig it up with a shovel.
The Mole Cricket can be donated to the museum. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers:
"Mole crickets live underground in tunnels they dig themselves, moving freely through the soil. Their forelimbs resemble those of moles and are very suitable for the task of digging. They have large wings that allow them to fly, but they can also swim if the need arises. In the past people used to think the noise they made underground was actually coming from worms."
Upon catching the insect, the player will say the following:
"I caught a mole cricket! And I didn't even have to reset!"