If it bites you, you turn into the Amazing Fucking-Nightmare-Man.
Look at those finger-sized fuckers. Those things are a few years away from being boiled and served at a Red Lobster. Thought to be extinct in the early parts of the 20th century due to rats eating them all, this was proven false when some climbers in the 1960s discovered a bunch of, quote, "recently dead" corpses of Lord Howe Island stick insects. We're fairly certain that these are large enough critters to deserve the term "corpses."
So we know these Starship Trooper rejects are still alive, but that's about it. They're nocturnal, and not even Australians are crazy enough to try and scale Ball's Pyramid at night to find out more. Yet a few mad research expeditions were launched in 2001 and 2003. They managed to come back with the only bit of data we all need to know: These monsters only live on the volcano and nowhere else. It's okay, you can sleep safely now.