What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: we don’t know what this is?
Location: La Mesa CA.
October 4, 2014 4:21 pm
hey can you pleases tell us what this is?
Signature: Thanks Bob

Potato Bug

Potato Bug

Hi Bob,
The Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket in your image is a common Southern California insect, and it is one of our most common identification requests.  We hope you enjoy this account of a “Mountain of Potato Bugs” from our archives.

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

3 Responses to Potato Bug

  1. When my wife first saw this fella in Venice, Ca she wanted me to call the National Guard lol.

  2. Hilarious story! Yes, they are scary little dudes, esp. when they come charging at you. But they are just blind and panicked when you disturb their cover. They don’t like daylight.

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