Potato Bug

My friend found this 4" bug in California. He says: "Here’s the bug. Found at Switzer Falls in the Angeles National Forest, San Gabriel Mountains. I’m sure there will be a website somewhere that can tell you which nightmare insects live in the ANF. This thing is about four inches long. No joke. Sketchy. Any ideas?

Hi SK,
There is a website with information about just about everything, though some of them have misinformation. This is a Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket, the subject of numerous queries to our site.

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