What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Creepy in Oregon
Location: Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley
May 21, 2016 8:49 am
We found this guy in our kitchen this morning. (May 21st) we’ve both lived all over the country and have never see any thing like this before.
Signature: KJH

Potato Bug

Potato Bug

Dear KJH,
This is a Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket in the genus
Stenopelmatus, and though most of our sightings come from Southern California, they range much farther, according to BugGuide.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Rogue Valley, Oregon

One Response to Potato Bug from Oregon

  1. Timbra says:

    I grew up in a small town near roseburg in Douglas county. I played with these guys all the time. They are often over looked because they do not just hop around like crickets and grasshoppers but actually spend a majority of their time under the ground. I used to dig for them when I was small. They are quite common in oregon especially from Douglas county south.

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