Subject: Large and Strange
Location: Boise, ID foothills
October 15, 2016 2:04 pm
I found this in the foothills of Boise, ID. I’ve never seen anything like it! It’s quite large, bigger than any crawling or flying insect I’ve ever seen here.
This is a Jerusalem Cricket or Potato Bug in the genus Stenopelmatus. Southern California sightings of Potato Bugs are quite common, but in your area, Potato Bugs are not as well known. Since we must leave the office for several days, we are post-dating your submission to go live to our site at the end of the week.