Location: Vancouver BC
June 30, 2017 2:09 pm
This pic was sent to us from our some in Vancouver, BC. We have no luck identifying it.
We are confident by comparing your images to the images on this BugGuide posting that you have submitted images of a Great Grig, Cyphoderris monstrosa. According to BugGuide, the range is “southern British Columbia and Alberta, south to northern California and southern Idaho” and the habitat is “coniferous forests containing Lodgepole Pine, Englemann Spruce, and Mountain Hemlock; adults hide beneath leaf litter during the day, and become active at night, climbing tree trunks and continuing high into the branches to feed, sing (males), and mate.”
Thank you. My husband used to collect insects, but he had never seen this one before.