Potato Bug from Oregon

Subject: Creepy in Oregon
Location: Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley
May 21, 2016 8:49 am
We found this guy in our kitchen this morning. (May 21st) we’ve both lived all over the country and have never see any thing like this before.
Signature: KJH

Potato Bug
Potato Bug

Dear KJH,
This is a Potato Bug or Jerusalem Cricket in the genus
Stenopelmatus, and though most of our sightings come from Southern California, they range much farther, according to BugGuide.

1 thought on “Potato Bug from Oregon”

  1. I grew up in a small town near roseburg in Douglas county. I played with these guys all the time. They are often over looked because they do not just hop around like crickets and grasshoppers but actually spend a majority of their time under the ground. I used to dig for them when I was small. They are quite common in oregon especially from Douglas county south.


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