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Subject: Ant like bug
Location: South Africa. Limpopo
December 30, 2014 3:27 pm
It is a very big bug.Is it poisonous?I took the photo myself.It was at around 11 pm and it is summer with warm weather but it rained yesterday.
Signature: the bug man

Sand Cricket or Sandkrieke

Sand Cricket or Sandkrieke

Dear bug man,
This is a Sand Cricket or Sandkrieke in the family Stenopelmatidae which includes the Potato Bugs or Jerusalem Crickets from North America, and their only living relatives are in Australia and South Africa.
  We located matching images on iSpot here and here.  Though they are not poisonous, they do have powerful mandibles that could deliver a painful bite, possibly even drawing blood.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Limpopo, South Africa

2 Responses to Sand Crickets or Sandkrieke from South Africa

  1. Run for your life that thing will eat your face off.

  2. Hanri says:

    We also spotted one in limpopo.. at a game reserve close to modimole. Ugly and scary bugs..

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