Jerusalem Cricket, Potato Bug (Stenopelmatus fuscus)

Order: Orthoptera (or-THOP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Stenopelmatidae
Genus: Stenopelmatus
Species: fuscus

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Amesti, California
Fallbrook, California
Glen Avon, California
San Anselmo, California
San Diego, California
Winston, Oregon
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Members' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 23, 2012, mrs_colla from Marin, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

We don't see them often, but the first time one will not forget! These bugs look very scary, but they are not harmful to us. The feet have hooks that get caught on fabric, so it feels like they are biting but they are not.

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