Subject: Ugly big bug
Location: Mandeville Canyon – Santa Monica, CA
March 7, 2016 11:12 am
I found this big boy in my shower today. I live in Mandeville Canyon. I think he must have come up through the drain after the big rain.
He’s about 3″ long. I don’t know what to do with him but I am curious what the heck he is…!!?!
This is a Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket, an iconic Southern California insect that is a subterranean dweller. Winter rains cause them to come to the surface so most of our sighting reports are shortly after a heavy rain.