Subject: Ia it a “Biter”?
Location: Union, MO, USA
July 20, 2017 11:51 am
Found this guy in my basement. He was just crawling around although it appears he might have wings. Below is a picture of the insect and a picture of my bites. As you can see there are smaller bites around the large ones although those dark spots are only old bites and not any recent ones. Could you please tell me if this is a match?
Signature: -Itchy Itchy Ichabod
Dear Itchy Itchy Ichabod,
We had to respond to your just because of your signature. This is a female Field Cricket in the genus Gryllus and she is missing her rear jumping legs. Fleas often bite people on the ankles, and our best guess for your bites is Flea Bites and not this Cricket.