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Insect and Spider Identification: Please help ID this Australian insect!

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crazydiamond88
Sydney
Australia

January 24, 2013
6:33 PM

Post #9396654

I live in Sydney, Australia, and just found this strange insect. Unfortunately my dog got to it first though.
It looked sort of like a cockroach, or a cricket, but like none that I've ever seen. It had a large face/mouth with pincers.

Apologies for the terrible photos...!

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Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 25, 2013
3:41 AM

Post #9396907

It is in the family Gryllacrididae (bush crickets/leaf-rolling crickets) - see http://www.flickr.com/photos/artour_a/5597250467/ for an example.

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