Robot Bug
Hello Bugman,
A bunch of my friends and I saw this bug (I’m guessing it’s some kind of cricket) while camping in the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon. It kind of has scales like an armadillo and moves like a machine. The picture doesn’t do it justice, it’s incredibly shiny like it’s made of gold. Thanks,

Hi Dena,
This is a Grig, a Hump-Winged Cricket in the genus Cyphoderris. They are found in the Pacific Northwest. We would like to think this is Cyphoderris monstrosa, the Great Grig or Monster Haglid, but it might be one of the other two members of the genus. Grigs are found in coniferous forests and you can look to BugGuide for additional information.

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