I have never seen a bug like this.
Location: Burbank, CA
October 31, 2010 1:02 am
It was about 9pm at night and we looked out the back patio door and saw this guy. He was huge in the dark! It is Oct 30th and we are in the Verdugo Hills in Burbank – Right up against the mountain. What is this? I thought some sort of queen bee or something. There was a group of us an no one ever saw anything like it . He disappeared as quickly as he came.
Thanks for any info –
Giant wingless bee
Location: Burbank, southern Ca
October 31, 2010 1:32 am
I just posted a picture from Burbank CA and it appears like a giant wingless bee – I forgot to mention that it was about 1.5 to 2 inches.
This is a Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket, and it is probably one of our top 10 identification requests, especially from Southern California.