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Scary Bug – looks like a shrimp/armadillo
I keep finding these things in my house. Is that tail a stinger? Any clue as to what it is?
Patrick Mooney
Voorhees, NJ

Hi Patrick,
This is a Camel Cricket or Cave Cricket. They like damp dark places. The so-called stinger is an ovipositor which distinguises the female. She uses it to lay eggs.

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