Location: Mayberry ave, Rancho Cucamonga CA, USA
March 4, 2014 12:04 am
I found this bug borrowing into a crack in our pavement. It was maby 1.5″ to 2″ long and 2″ to 2.5″ width wise. I have no clue what this bug is and it kind of scares me.
Signature: Buggy man
Dear Buggy man,
This Potato Bug is a common Southern California insect that lives underground. They often come to the surface after a good rain, and Saturday’s storm was a doozy. Potato Bugs or Jerusalem Crickets are perfectly harmless, though their strong jaws may deliver a painful pinch, possibly even drawing blood, if they are carelessly handled.