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Hi Bugman,
We came across this bug last weekend in the Randy Stoltman Wilderness area, near Pemberton. It only came out at night. Any ideas what it is?
Warren

Hi Warren,
We have gotten many letters concerning Cave Crickets or Camel Crickets. They often inhabit damp basements.

This just in from Eric Eaton (11/16/2005) “The camel cricket from Warren, found in the Randy Stoltman Wilderness Area near Pemberton, 9/07/2005, is the “squarelegged camel cricket,” Tropidischia xanthostoma. They are huge, attaining a legspan of nearly eight (8) inches!! Would really like to see that image on Bugguide, as we only have one as of now.”

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