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Subject: Strange bug in Menorca
Location: Menorca, Balearics Spain
October 23, 2013 1:24 pm
We found this strange bug which looked a bit like a cross between a grasshopper and a beetle. It measured about 2 1/2 inches in length and had a shield like cover over its head. There are two stinger like things sticking out the back. It was brown in colour. We found it on our patio at 22:00 hrs. I hope you can see it as we only had a torch to light it up for the photo.
Signature: Bug in Menorca

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

We love the way your Mole Cricket looks like a dancer in the spotlight.  We just posted another photo of a Mole Cricket from Australia, and we have examples of this subterranean insect from many parts of the world in our archive.

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Subject: Land shrimp??!!
Location: Perth, Western Australia
October 24, 2013 9:21 pm
Hi, I heard this little critter crawling across my laminate floor this morning. It was very noisy!! I thought it was a giant cockroach, until closer inspection reveals it looks like a shrimp/earwig/cricket type of bug. Needless to say, I caught it and put it outside. Never ever seen one before. Any ideas??
Location: Perth, Western Australia (less than 1 mile from beach)
Month: October (spring-summer), 25C today
Colour: sandy brown with dark brown head
Length: 5cm approx.
Signature: A. Price

Mole Cricket

Mole Cricket

Dear A. Price,
Mole Crickets like the one you photographed are found in may parts of the world.  They are subterranean dwellers that use their front legs to burrow beneath the surface.

Dear Daniel,
Thanks for solving the mystery for me!
Cheers,
Anys

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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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