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any idea what bug this is?
Location: Sierra Nevada foothills, California
December 2, 2010 9:41 pm
This picture was posted Nov. 29. The bug was about 3/4 of an inch long, very flat to the ground, color is pretty accurate. The picture was taken in the foothills of the western face of the Sierra Nevada in California. I don’t know if it was in an urban setting or rural or what. I searched through Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America and didn’t find it. And the person who posted the picture didn’t find it in a Sierra Nevada field guide. Maybe we both overlooked it. Do you have any idea what type of bug this is?
Signature: Thanks, Willie

Tree Cricket

Dear Willie,
This is a Tree Cricket in the genus
Oecanthus, possibly the Western Tree Cricket in its brown form, Oecanthus californicus, based on this image posted to BugGuide. There is some interesting information posted to BugGuide on the Snowy Tree Cricket or Thermometer Cricket, Oecanthus fultoni.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: California

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