Fossorial is a phrase used to describe the legs of some insects and other invertebrates that are modified for digging.

Fossorial limbs can be found on insects such as mole crickets. The fore limbs are enlarged and powerful and well adapted for digging.

A photograph of the Mole cricket, _Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa_. Mole crickets have fossorial front legs.

A photograph of a Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa). Mole crickets have fossorial front legs.

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