Potato Bug found in shower

Subject: Ugly big bug
Location: Mandeville Canyon – Santa Monica, CA
March 7, 2016 11:12 am
I found this big boy in my shower today. I live in Mandeville Canyon. I think he must have come up through the drain after the big rain.
He’s about 3″ long. I don’t know what to do with him but I am curious what the heck he is…!!?!
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Potato Bug
Potato Bug

This is a Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket, an iconic Southern California insect that is a subterranean dweller.  Winter rains cause them to come to the surface so most of our sighting reports are shortly after a heavy rain.

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