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enter image description here Could anyone please help me identify this creature? It can fly and seems to like crawling as well. It has mandibles that are beetle-like. Approximately 3cm/2inch. Location: KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

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    $\begingroup$ Hi Ari13, and welcome to Bio.SE! Please update your question with the approximate size of your specimen, and please provide any additional information or pictures that are possible. See species-identification tag question guidelines here. Doing so will increase the positive voting response your question receives as well as increase the odds of receiving a good/accurate answer. Thanks! $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Dec 30 '18 at 22:56
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! Updated with approximate size and location. 😊 $\endgroup$ – Ari13 Dec 31 '18 at 0:57
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That is a mole cricket, Order Orthoptera, family Gryllotalpidae https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mole_cricket

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! Odd that I would've found it down here though? Don't you think? $\endgroup$ – Ari13 Dec 31 '18 at 11:27
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    $\begingroup$ You mean in South Africa? No, they are cosmopolitan. Cool bugs! $\endgroup$ – Karl Kjer Dec 31 '18 at 16:40

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