Scientist’s have recently discovered a creature considered to be the the lion of the cave! Unexpectedly, this top predator is a Venezuelan cricket!
- This large, meat-eating cricket was discovered on a tepui, or table-top mountain, in Venezuela.
- These little guys are actually top predators! They have adapted to become the ultimate hunter in pure darkness.
- Although this new found species is yet to be officially described, it is known to hunt on both land and water. Bugs beware – there’s nowhere you are safe!
- The discoveries will be highlighted in BBC’s upcoming The Dark: Nature’s Nighttime World, although video of the cricket can now be seen on their website.
Want to learn more? Read the full story: ‘The lion of the cave:’ new predatory, swimming cricket discovered in Venezuela