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weird red bug
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa
July 2, 2011 12:43 am
Found this bug in my pool just curious what kinda bug it is
Signature: Mitch Schard

Unknown Orthopteran

Hi Mitch,
We wish your photo had more detail.  This is an Orthopteran and a member of the suborder Ensifera, the Longhorned Orthopterans, but beyond that we are reluctant to draw any conclusions.   We would also add that it appears to be a male and that it might be a Camel Cricket (see BugGuide).  We will contact Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki to see if he can provide any information, though we doubt he is working over the long holiday weekend.

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

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