Cooloola (insect) facts for kids
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|Cooloola propator – Cooloola monster|
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Four species are known from this family, all endemic to Queensland, Australia. The name originated from the discovery of the best-known member of the family, the Cooloola monster (Cooloola propator), in the Cooloola National Park.
Little is known about their life histories as they lead an almost entirely subterranean existence, but they are believed to prey on other soil-dwelling invertebrates. Cooloola monsters are unusual in comparison with other members of the primitive superfamily Stenopelmatoidea in that the cooloolids' antennae are considerably shorter than their body lengths.
- Cooloola dingo Rentz, 1986 – dingo monster
- Cooloola pearsoni Rentz, 1999 – Pearson's monster
- Cooloola propator Rentz, 1980 – Cooloola monster
- Cooloola ziljan Rentz, 1986 – sugarcane monster
- Grasshopper Country: The Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, by David C. Rentz. 1995.
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