Subject: Strange striped bug
Location: Mesa, co
August 22, 2013 9:11 am
This bug was found in the front yard if my parents house in Mesa, Colorado. It is about an inch long.
This is a Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket in the genus Stenopelmatus, not to be confused with the Colorado Potato Beetle. When we first began What’s That Bug nearly fifteen years ago, we were not aware that Potato Bugs ranged much farther than southern California. With the introduction of the internet and the vast information sharing potential, BugGuide now reports Potato Bugs from many states west of the Mississippi River.