Strange insect found in Iraq
April 3, 2010
I need help identifying an insect. I am currently working in Western Iraq. 2 Nights ago (April 2nd), I found this strange insect wandering my work site. It was about five inches long and moved very slowly. We had just had a rain storm the previous night. My main concern is for my coworkers’ safety. There are many poisonous animals in our area and I wanted to make everyone aware of a potential danger. I am grateful for any help you can offer. Thank you.
Anthony Bianchi
Western Iraq

Mole Cricket

Hi Anthony,
This is a Mole Cricket, and they are found in many parts of the world, and they are harmless.

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