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Subject: Odd Hopper
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
October 16, 2013 4:30 pm
Found this interesting guy on crops at a local farm. It had wings and could jump a bit. I think the crop was potatoe. It was found sometime in September.
Signature: Yanimae

Tree Cricket

Tree Cricket

Hi Yanimae,
This is one of the “singing” Tree Crickets that you might hear calling late in the season.

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Subject: Big flying bugs
Location: Cary, NC
October 7, 2013 6:38 am
Every September these things are flying in my garage. Can you tell me what they are?
Signature: Tony

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Hi Tony,
This is a Mole Cricket, a subterranean insect that is also capable of flight.

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Subject: Wierd BUG ! Huge claws earwig like tail
Location: charlotte nc
October 4, 2013 8:26 pm
Hello we just found this bug walking across our deck in Charlotte NC it is like 2” long and crazy long claw like hands
Signature: marc

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Hi Marc,
This is a marvelous photo of a Mole Cricket, a subterranean insect that digs very effectively with its front legs.

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Subject: Weird chricket?
Location: Augusta, Georgia
October 1, 2013 9:07 pm
Hi, I appreciate what you do very much! I moved a n object that was covered and had some moisture and darkness under it. I live in Augusta , Georgia and the time of this find was Septumber 28th and 82 degrees . There were many of these insects in a group and I managed to snap a photo of this one.
Please let me know what kind of bug this is?
Thank you,
Signature: Larry Beatson

Camel Cricket

Camel Cricket

Hi Larry,
Camel Crickets like the one in your photo are frequently found in damp, dark places like cellars and crawl spaces.  Camel Crickets are also known as Cave Crickets.

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Subject: Can you identify this ground bug?
Location: South west of Dedza, Malawi
September 24, 2013 12:33 pm
Greetings!
The accompanying photo deserves identification.
Whilst climbing the wooded base of a ”mountain”, near Dedza, Malawi, we came across a hillside of divots, bored into the soil. We had no idea if it was man or beast creating the holes in the ground.
Further up we climbed, and soon, happened upon a family, with primitave hoe in hand, the son had been digging random holes in the hillside. One older sister proudly reached into an old bread sack and pulled out these critters for us to see.
From the image, do you have any idea what these are? It’s food for them, but eye candy for me.
Signature: John Robert Williams

Edible Crickets

Edible Crickets

Hi John,
These Orthopterans are most likely a species of Cricket.  Crickets, Grasshoppers and other Orthopterans are eaten in many parts of the world, including Mexico where they are roasted.

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Subject: Had to stop working to take a picture.
Location: Monroe, Ohio.
September 3, 2013 8:46 pm
I was working on a jobsite in an industrial park in Monroe Ohio, which is about 45 minutes North of Cincinnati, when this critter came lumbering out of the grass. It looked like it had the head of a spider, butt end of a whip scorpion, but six legs and walked with a bit of a waggle. There was no hopping, and moved at an alright pace, very straight forward across concrete. None of us had ever seen anything like it before, and this is the best picture I was able to snap. Please let us know!
Signature: Bill Yeager

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Hi Bill,
Because of their large size and unusual appearance, Mole Crickets often cause a stir when they are encountered.  Mole Crickets live underground and some species are capable of flying.  We get reports of Mole Crickets from all parts of the globe.

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