Big ugly bug
This guy started hopping around in our small cabana while I was in there this past Saturday and its lucky I didn’t kill myself getting through the door (with clothes on!). > Today it turned up dead in our pool – sorry but I have to admit I am relieved to be able to use the cabana again. Any chance there are more of them around? I have never seen anything quite like this around here (New Jersey). It clacked when it landed. Thanks. Love your site.
We wanted to check with Eric Eaton regarding your Orthopteran. Here is his answer: “Actually, it is a female Camel Cricket in the genus Ceuthophilus. There are MANY species, so that is the best I can do.” Your photo is amazing and we sympathize with your fright, but they are harmless.