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Jerusalem Cricket

Stenopelmatidae

Description:

Saguaro National Park Elevation: 1658m Spotted at night

Notes:

The Jerusalem Cricket is also known as a "potato bug." Check out http://potatobugs.com, it's pretty funny.

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4 Comments

BioBlitzEmily
BioBlitzEmily 10 years ago

Thanks JuanDiTrani! Someone else told me it was a termite, but I couldn't find any photos that matched. I can't believe something this scary looking is a cricket! This guy might make me afraid of the dark.

AtomicAnti
AtomicAnti 10 years ago

Great picture!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 10 years ago

Thank you both for this - I'd never heard of this fantastic creature.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

This is a Jerusalem Cricket (Stenopelmatidae)

BioBlitzEmily
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Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Oct 7, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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