What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  so california insect
Geographic location of the bug:  THousand oaks, ventura county CA
Date: 11/07/2019
Time: 05:03 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  please help me know what this bug is, found on our doorstep last evening.   it’s about 1.5 inches long.
How you want your letter signed:  mike

Potato Bug

Dear Mike,
We doubt that many Southlanders, either natives or recent arrivals, will ever forget their first encounter with a Potato Bug, an iconic insect found in Southern California.  Potato Bugs are subterranean dwellers that are often sighted shortly after the first good rain to hit the region as they come to the surface.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Thousand Oaks, California

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