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Subject: Beetle in Montana
Location: Montana, Rocky Mountain Front
August 21, 2017 4:14 am
No one seems to be able to identify the attached beetle. It was about two inches long.
Signature: Rick Regh

Great Grig

Dear Rick,
This is NOT a Beetle.  It is an Orthopteran, a member of the insect order that contains Crickets and Grasshoppers.  This is a Great Grig,
Cyphoderris monstrosa, and we identified it thanks to images posted to BugGuide.  Though BugGuide data does not include Montana sightings, the University of Florida Entomology site does provide a range map that includes western Montana.  According to BugGuide, 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.” 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Montana

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