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Happenings in the insect world
by Jim Gonsman
on November 1, 2012 at 8:54 AM
by zeo phillotts
on November 1, 2012 at 9:59 AM
All your bug-culture, information, and the wonderful pictures are very interesting! There is one bug in particular I'd like to see featured. I grew up on the coastal area of CA, just S of S.F. , town of Montara. We used to find these things we called "potato bugs". They are a creamy tan color with a big potato-shaped abdomen that is striped w black. It looks like a cricket on steroids! Always found in the dirt, or under rocks - a little boys favorite place to play & explore, right? If you can find anything about these things, I'd appreciate the info. Thanks!
by Kristi Waterworth
on February 19, 2013 at 11:12 AM
Zeo: You don't mean the mole cricket (Scapteriscus spp.), do you?
by Kathy Keatley Garvey
on February 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Zeo, you're referring to the Jerusalem cricket, aka potato bug. See
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