Subject: long antennas
Location: central NJ USA
July 6, 2015 7:19 pm
Can you idenify? Found inside kitchen. Long curling fine anntenas. Four stripped legs and a little smashed. Beelike body without wings – found on floor when a lower cabinent was opened – cabinet or toe kick area – not sure which.
Signature: Freaked Out

Camel Cricket

Camel Cricket

Dear Freaked Out,
This Camel Cricket is more of a nuisance than it is a problem.  They are generally found in damp, dark places, like basements.  They will not harm you.  What appears to be a stinger is actually an ovipositor, an organ used by the female to lay eggs.

Location: New Jersey

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