'Why are there prawns in the pool?': Baffling creature pops up after Sydney rains

Most people have no idea 'lawn prawns' exist because they like hiding in soil and under leaf litter. #9News

25/01/2022 4:20:00 AM

Most people have no idea 'lawn prawns' exist because they like hiding in soil and under leaf litter. 9News

It came as a surprise when I found my husband sifting through the leafy contents of our backyard pool skimmer box muttering something about prawns.

Just last week, expertsStill, it came as a surprise when I found my husband sifting through the leafy contents of our backyard pool skimmer box muttering something about prawns.Heavy rains have flushed the little-known 'lawn prawns' out of their homes.

Sitting on top were a dozen or so little creatures that looked almost exactly like tiny prawns."Lawn prawns", or "leaf hoppers" as they are sometimes called, are not an insect at all but a crustacean, and a relative of the prawn.READ MORE:

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