Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Scapteriscus vicinus



Scapteriscus vicinus (changa)


  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Scapteriscus vicinus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • changa
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Scapteriscus vicinus Scudder

Preferred Common Name

  • changa

International Common Names

  • English: mole cricket, West Indian

EPPO code

  • SCAEVI (Scapteriscus vicinus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Orthoptera
  •                         Family: Gryllotalpidae
  •                             Genus: Scapteriscus
  •                                 Species: Scapteriscus vicinus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

-AlabamaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-GeorgiaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Central America and Caribbean

Puerto RicoUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
Trinidad and TobagoUnconfirmed record
United States Virgin IslandsUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

South America

BoliviaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
BrazilPresentCAB Abstracts
ParaguayUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
UruguayPresentCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Beauveria bassiana Pathogen
Carabidae Predator Nymphs
Euphasiopteryx depleta Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Larra bicolor Predator Adults/Nymphs Puerto Rico
Larra praedatrix Predator Adults/Nymphs
Megacephala fulgida fulgida Predator Adults/Nymphs
Steinernema carpocapsae Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Steinernema scapterisci Parasite Adults/Nymphs

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