What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Like a water bug…but not 🙁
Location: Los Angeles
October 27, 2013 7:51 pm
Hi
My friend and I were walking across the driveway at our house at 7:30p in Los Angeles. This bad ass was on the pavement. What the HECK is this?? Some sort of queen bee termite? It was pretty big- at least an inch and a half long and with that striped rear end looks dangerous if not run of the mill, gross
Signature: -Rich

Potato Bug

Potato Bug

Hi Rich,
We are happy to learn you have been introduced to a Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket, perhaps the single most iconic Southern California insect found in Los Angeles.  Potato Bugs are subterranean dwellers that are most visible after the weather cools and once the rains begin, because that is the time they come to the surface to search for mates or to escape flooded burrows.

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

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