Subject: Land Shrimp
Geographic location of the bug: Cleveland, OH
Time: 12:05 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This bug jumped onto my face
From behind the glider on the porch. I took its picture after an almost-cardiac-event. It looks like a shrimp; with a humped-up curved body but has cricket qualities as well…ideas ?
How you want your letter signed: Bee Bee Wee Pee
Dear Bee Bee Wee Pee,
This is a Camel Cricket or Cave Cricket in the family Rhaphidophoridae. The first common name refers to the hump you observed and the second common name refers to this families preference for dark, damp locations, including basements.