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Need Help Identifying This Bug
Need some help identifying this interesting bug. I am in Iraq serving with the US Army and found this bug on the flight line. Unfortunately it was already deceased.
Thanks
TB

Hi there TB,
This is a Mole Cricket, and judging by the fact that we have gotten three or four prior requests from Iraq, they must be common there. These relatives of Crickets live underground but many species are capable of flight. Your photo is pretty great.

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