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This was found in the Mt Hood National Forest at Lost Lake just outside Hood River, Oregon.


I have been told its common name is Stump F&%@er, or as we say around the kids a, Stump Jumper. I found information on wasps called Stump F&%@ers but they are not what this is. Please help me figure out what these are called.

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gatorfellows 10 years ago

Check the Rhaphidophoridae - Camel Crickets - in your area :)

bee.jacbs 10 years ago

Hi Zerinity. Nice spotting. I would say you are correct. I don't think it is a wasp. I actually think this is an Orthopteran (crickets & Katydids). I'm not very familiar with the Northwest species. I think its possible that it is a Mormon Cricket, which is actually a species of shield-backed Katydid, or possibly a species of Jerusalem Cricket. Do you have any other pictures of it?

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Hood River, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2012
Submitted on Aug 20, 2012

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