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New swimming cave cricket species filmed

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A swimming cricket was one of three "new species" discovered by a TV crew filming in South America.

The "unbelievable" insect find was captured on camera along with a no-eyed harvestman and a cave catfish.

The trio were found in a remote Venezuelan tepui, a type of table-top mountain in the region.

"We've only named about a million species of insects and there are almost certainly five to eight million undescribed," said Dr George McGavin.

The filming was part of a new BBC/Discovery Channel/Terra Mater TV co-production called The Dark: Nature's Nighttime World.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/19102700

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That's a big Damn cricket. Looks more like a locust .

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Pretty cool.

Thanks,

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Respect to him for letting her bite him and not killing it or something. lol

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Respect to him for letting her bite him and not killing it or something. lol

His enthusiasm when he found it I thought was quite funny. He sounded well chuffed :D

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