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Christmas creepy crawly ID

By Monster of the Deep - 24 December 2011 10

scary bug

I just found this rather horrifying specimen on my front porch.

Does anybody know what it is? Some kind of cockroach-bee-grasshopper hybrid abomination?

It was about 4 centimetres long.

What’s Your opinion?


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10 Responses to
Christmas creepy crawly ID
Pestiness 10:23 am 12 Jan 12

It’s a sky prawn! Perfect Aussie xmas fare.

Mumbucks 11:58 pm 25 Dec 11

Like the shingle back lizard.

Pandy 1:25 am 25 Dec 11

Sammy said :

I’m more concerned with why you have “4cm” stencilled on your front porch

Well he can only take so much through the back door!

Sammy 1:51 pm 24 Dec 11

I’m more concerned with why you have “4cm” stencilled on your front porch

poetix 10:50 am 24 Dec 11

TheDancingDjinn said :

This little man can fly up to 8kms to get himself some lady mole cricket tang -hehe i find that cool.
They are usually underground so we don’t see them alot, and apparently on every continent bar the Antarctic. Those front legs are used for shoveling dirt and swimming. This bug is a renaissance man/bug. 🙂

Lady Mole Cricket; sounds like a really bad singer!

switch 10:43 am 24 Dec 11

Looks like some of your seafood for the festive season was so fresh it wasn’t quite dead yet.

poetix 10:37 am 24 Dec 11

It looks like it has two heads. Or two bottoms.

TheDancingDjinn 10:28 am 24 Dec 11

This little man can fly up to 8kms to get himself some lady mole cricket tang -hehe i find that cool.
They are usually underground so we don’t see them alot, and apparently on every continent bar the Antarctic. Those front legs are used for shoveling dirt and swimming. This bug is a renaissance man/bug. 🙂

Deref 10:21 am 24 Dec 11

🙂 Extraordinarily mole-like front legs!

Rawhide Kid Part3 9:38 am 24 Dec 11

Its called a Mole Cricket. More here http://tinyurl.com/7k6cmhk and here http://tinyurl.com/mkvde9

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