40 Australian Creatures You Never Thought Existed

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Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpa brachyptera)

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The mole cricket is a creepy hybrid of burrowing insect and locust. Most of their life is spent underground, but adults have wings and fly in swarms during in the breeding season. The males are known to sing from the openings of their burrows, and at a whopping 3-5cm in length, you’ll know about it if you run into some of these little nightmares on your evening stroll.

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