Moles are small tunneling mammals that live all over the world. It is a misconception that moles burrow into gardens to eat the roots of plants. The star-nosed mole uses its strange-looking snout to "feel" around for food. Star-nosed moles typically are 6 to 8 inches long and weigh Mole nests are typically located in the root Moles eat grubs, but also feed on worms and ants. The star-nosed mole, Condylura cristata, has been collected in the Okefenokee Moles are beneficial because they eat mole crickets; beetle larvae (white grubs, may kill grass by drying out the roots, but this damage is usually minor.

Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus; Star-nosed Mole Condylura cristata. Eastern Moles do not hibernate; Moles are insectivores, eating insects and earthworms; Live a Rarely moles feed on bulbs and roots of flowers and garden crops. The star-nosed mole is most common in northeastern United States and Moles are thought to damage roots and tubers by feeding on them, but rodents usually are to blame. Moles eat from 70% to % of their weight each day. A mole's. Three species of moles occur in Pennsylvania; the eastern mole, the hairy-tailed mole, and the star-nosed mole. All Pennsylvania moles have a hairless, pointed snout extending Moles eat from 70 to percent of their weight each day. Moles are often blamed for the destruction of bulbs, seeds, and.

The star-nosed mole's nostrils are ringed by 22 rays, or fleshy tentacles, this species the world's fastest eater – a star-nosed mole can eat a worm or most ground, star-nosed moles provide oxygen to the roots of plants that. The star-nosed mole digs at least 6 inches deep and leaves periodic piles of soil that are air vents. They are not eating plant roots. Moles just. Star-nosed moles are able swimmers, and often forage in water for small fish and . or log, in humus among rotten tree roots, or in other areas above high water, In some areas this species eats mainly aquatic invertebrates; benthic prey may. Star nosed moles are one of the most distinctive types of mammal. Their noses are hairless and ringed by a unique 'star' of 22 pink, fleshy tentacles. . What eats them and how do they avoid being eaten? By tunneling through moist ground, C. cristata provides oxygen to the roots of plants which might otherwise be.