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oily bug
Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 6:18 PM
It was pretty big, maybe like half the size of a dollar bill. It was in the mountains in southeastern Utah. This was in early August. It was sluggish when we poked at it.
That’s about it.
Big Utah Goober
La Sal Mountain, Utah

Potato Bug

Potato Bug

Dear Big Utah Goober,
This is a Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket.  This is one of our most frequent identification requests.

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3 Responses to Potato Bug

  1. Jim says:

    Do they bite or sting?

    • bugman says:

      Potato Bugs have powerful mandibles and they are capable of biting, but the bite is not venomous and poses no danger. Potato Bugs cannot sting.

  2. Brandi Hill says:

    Is it possible for them to kill or do Sirius damage??

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