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Can anyone identify this bug?

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SoapBox Oct 22, 2017 09:38 AM
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The first time I encountered one of these I thought it must be the inspiration for the shiny multicolored plastic Cooties that I used to play with in the 60s. Although my cooties usually ended up cast as alien invaders to my platoon of tiny plastic soldiers.

mtndriver Oct 22, 2017 09:06 AM
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Sorry for the double post. Is there a way to delete our own posts now? I liked the old comments interface better, where we had the chance to edit before posting....

420722 Oct 21, 2017 05:41 PM
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Also known in Mexico as Nino De la tierra (earth child).

a-1573668413 Oct 21, 2017 05:25 PM
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Jerusalem cricket/Potato bug, same thing. People are inordinately spooked by these insects, thanks to the little guys looking kinda alien and possibly somewhat bitey. In fact, these Jerusalem crickets are harmless, beneficial to gardens, and should be left to themselves. I hope, Dear Poster, you aren't responsible for the death of this innocuous animal.

mtndriver Oct 22, 2017 08:50 AM
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It is sad how spooked people get by them--me included. Whenever my shovel turns one up in the garden, a shiver in the gut. I've heard they can bite, but never heard of anyone else being bitten aside from Rex's grandfather. It's funny how so many of us think they look like an alien life form, since I don't think we've actually seen any real alien life forms. Influenced by old movies maybe.

mtndriver Oct 22, 2017 08:51 AM
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It is sad how spooked people get by them--me included. Whenever my shovel turns one up in the garden, a shiver in the gut. I've heard they can bite, but never heard of anyone else being bitten aside from Rex's grandfather. It's funny how so many of us think they look like an alien life form, since I don't think we've actually seen any real alien life forms. Influenced by old movies maybe.

REX OF SB Oct 21, 2017 07:34 PM
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Actually, they AREN'T totally harmless. One crawled into my grandfather's bed one night and bit the hell out of his back, which was reportedly very painful. They have huge jaws or mandibles or whatever they're called. Don't mess with tater bugs with your bare hands.

1984 Oct 21, 2017 03:39 PM
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is it alive. eww

a-1573668413 Oct 21, 2017 11:48 AM
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Jiminy Cricket has died. It is a Potato Bug - also known as a Jerusalem Cricket. It was the model for Jiminy Cricket.

a-1573668413 Oct 21, 2017 03:11 PM
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Magnifying Glass for a mcpuzzl Cremation .

a-1573668413 Oct 21, 2017 11:21 AM
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A Jerusalem cricket with a serious eating disorder. That poor thing is emaciated.

Flicka Oct 21, 2017 10:40 AM
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Looks like an upside down Potato Bug. Patrick, Is that the same as a Jerusalem cricket?

patrick Oct 21, 2017 10:28 AM
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Is it a dried out Jerusalem cricket?

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