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Strangest bug I've ever seen - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

Strangest bug I've ever seen - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa
New York, USA
May 30, 2015
Size: 2.5-3 inches
Husband found this bug this afternoon. Looks like a lobster head, preying mantis arms, scorpion like tail and then wings?!! What is it?

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Strangest bug I've ever seen - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa Strangest bug I've ever seen - Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

looks like a European mole cricket
Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa

Nice shots

Moved from ID Request.

mole cricket
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