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Huge Ant?
April 12, 2010
Friends and I were hiking the Solstice Canyon trail two weeks ago in the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California and happend across this bug. I wish I would have photographed it with something for size reference, but it was about 2 inches long and roughly the circumference of my thumb.
Dominic
Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu, CA

Potato Bug

Hi Dominic,
People who encounter Potato Bugs or Jerusalem Crickets for the first time often mistake them for giant ants.

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One Response to Potato Bug

  1. Alison says:

    That was me, I thought it was an ant too.

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