Orthosoma brunneum
I cam across your web site while trying to identify a caterpillar and fell in love. I check out your site almost every day I just can’t get enough of all the great pics and info. With my 7year old daughter being a bug fanatic we have had quite a few bug pet that we keep for a couple of days to watch and then let them go. So when ever we find a new one we check here first. Anyway in search of identification on this one. I found him on my front porch at night by the light. We live in southwest PA. I believe it to be an Orthosoma brunneum. The one I found on your site you were not sure because of the pic so I hope my picture will help. Keep up the good work I’ll always be a viewer. Thanks

Hi Mike,
You are correct. Orthosoma burnneum is commonly called the Brown Prionid. We are thrilled to hear you and your daughter get such enjoyment from our website.

One Response to Brown Prionid

  1. buggybrewers says:

    we found a orthosoma burneum in our pool today. He is now resting in my 7 year old son’s bug trap overnight. He seems to burrow in the soil. Will he be okay overnight with roots and soil?
    Buggy brewers, west hartford, CT

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