Subject: Strange Bug
Location: São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil
November 3, 2015 8:20 am
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!
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.
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!