strange hopping bug…
Location: Orange County California
December 21, 2010 12:06 am
This bug was found by my backdoor. This is the second one I’ve found in 2 days. It has been raining a lot so I’m sure that’s why they’re coming inside. It hops really fast maybe 4-5 inches.
This terrestrial amphipod is commonly called a Lawn Shrimp or House Hopper. They are generally noticed after a heavy rain. We usually only receive images of pink dead specimens that have entered homes to escape drowning. It is an introduced species from Australia.