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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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Subject: Big bug in Portugal
Location: West coast of Portugal, near Lisbon, about 20 km from the coast.
November 16, 2015 1:48 am
Hi!
I found this recently in my garden in Portugal. I’ve never seen anything like it before! Do you know what it is? I have lizards and a salamander in my garden too… wondered if it may have become lunch! I’ve seen praying mantis, fire flies, dragon flies and black beetles, but this chap is unique! About one and a half to two inches long. My garden is walled…did he fly in or get dropped or climb?
Many thanks.
Signature: Sara

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Dear Sara,
Mole Crickets like the one in your image are among our most common worldwide identification requests.  Mole Crickets are subterranean dwellers, so it is possible that this individual recently dug its way to the surface, but some species of Mole Crickets are also capable of flight, so it might have flown to your garden.

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Subject: Strange Bug
Location: São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
November 3, 2015 8:20 am
Dear Sir,
I found these insects indoors. They were dead, and had 4 cm each. It’s spring and I’m in the urban area of the city of São Carlos, São Paulo State, Brazil. Thank you!
Signature: Piero

Small Camel Crickets

Camel Crickets

Dear Piero,
Though they are missing their long, jumping legs, these look like small Camel Crickets in the family Rhaphidophoridae, which are generally found in damp, dark places like basements in homes.  Both of your individuals have a stingerlike ovipositor, indicating they are females.  They seem like a much smaller species than most images we receive, but perhaps that is an illusion because of the missing hind legs.

Dear Daniel,
indeed! a couple of hours later I found legs, they were big… Now I’m sure are the same you stated! Thank you very much!
Piero

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