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Jerusalem cricket

Stenopelmatus sp.

Description:

Nearctica.com lists 8 species of Stenopelmatus Capinera states the genus needs revision, with 14 species currently described in the family, but more than 60 North American species likely--most presumably in this genus.

Habitat:

7000'

Notes:

Digging through recently hoed garden. Teasdale, Utah

1 species ID suggestions

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 5 years ago
Jerusamlem Cricket
Stenopelmatus

5 Comments

RedRock
RedRock 3 years ago

Excellent shot.
Please consider adding to "Utah National Parks" mission.
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1725...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 5 years ago

wonderful spotting,

hope.martin
hope.martin 5 years ago

We always called them Potato Bugs but I've heard Jerusalem Cricket too. So big!

hope.martin
hope.martin 5 years ago

Cool bug!

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 5 years ago

Hi there. Since you know it's "Stenopelmatus sp.," please go ahead and put that in the scientific name box. That way the spotting will come off the "unidentified" list. Thanks and great photo! :-)

Utah, USA

Lat: 38.28, Long: -111.48

Spotted on May 13, 2006
Submitted on Jun 10, 2013

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