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Subject: Hey
Location: Nc
April 25, 2016 8:28 pm
I was outside and I found this wired bug and was wondering if you could tell me what it is that would be cool thanks Mr bug man :)
Signature: Chris

Camel Cricket

Camel Cricket

Hey Chris,
This is a Camel Cricket.  They are fond of dark, damp recesses, and they are frequently found in basements.  According to BugGuide:  “Most are omnivorous and will feed on most anything organic. Many (if not most) will catch and eat other smaller animals when they can. In houses may chew on paper products, occasionally fabric.”

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Subject: mole cricket australia
Location: lower north shore, sydney, nsw, australia
February 14, 2016 1:11 pm
Hi, we found a mole cricket in our living room the other day (sorry to say we killed it, but at the time didn’t know it’s harmless). Since identified this insect thru your site. Great site! I’m amazed at the geographical worldwide spread of these crickets! Thought you might like to know they also occur in urban Sydney, Australia! Feel free to add this comment/photo to your collection !
Signature: josy

Mole Cricket Carnage

Mole Cricket Carnage

Dear Josy,
We are happy you were able to identify your Mole Cricket using our site.  We are also glad to learn that now that you have learned they are harmless, future encounters will have a happier ending.  Mole Crickets really do have a global distribution, and we have many submissions from Australia.

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Subject: Weird looking bug!
Location: Oklahoma
January 6, 2016 9:11 pm
I saw this bug in my kitchen and not sure what it is. Hopefully you can help me out in identifying it!
Signature: Thank you. -Alexis

Camel Cricket

Camel Cricket

Dear Alexis,
Camel Crickets are generally found in dark, damp places like basements, crawl spaces, and under sinks.

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Subject: hi
Location: Marshall nc
January 4, 2016 6:52 pm
What is this
Signature: aaron Chisholm

Corpse of a Carolina Leaf Roller

Corpse of a Carolina Leaf Roller

Dear Aaron,
This is a female Orthopteran, and we believe it may be a Carolina Leaf Roller, but its condition has us quite curious.  It appears to be dead and not the exuvia or shed exoskeleton that results during metamorphosis.  Perhaps this individual succumbed to a fungus attack similar to this BugGuide image.

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Subject: What bug is this?
Location: Washington DC
November 30, 2015 6:41 pm
Found this guy relaxing in my apartment during late Novemever in Washington DC
Signature: Guy who might burn his apartment to the grohnd

Camel Cricket

Camel Cricket

Dear Guy,
You do not need to burn your apartment to the ground.  This is a Camel Cricket and they are frequently found in damp, dark places like basements and crawl spaces.  More light and a dehumidifier will keep them from establishing in your apartment, though if your apartment is a basement apartment, control may be more difficult.

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Subject: What’s this
Location: Memphis tn
November 27, 2015 9:21 am
Can you identify this insect
Signature: jeff taylor

 Carolina Leaf Roller


Carolina Leaf Roller

Dear Jeff,
This Raspy Cricket in the family Gryllacrididae is a Carolina Leaf Roller,
Camptonotus carolinensis, which you can verify by comparing your individual to this image posted to BugGuide.  Furthermore, your individual is a female as evidenced by the long ovipositor at the end of her abdomen.  The commom name is because, according to BugGuide:  “Bites through leaf in order to form flap. Flap is folded over, edge is pulled down with legs, and then edges are glued together with silk from gland on mouth. Sometimes uses the pods of Bladdernut, Staphylea trifolia, as a shelter instead of a leaf.”

Thank you Daniel for the response !!!!   Very nice service you have there !!  Appreciate !!

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