Well, Jiminy Cricket, it’s a Jerusalem Cricket
(aka “Children of the Earth” and “Potato Bug”)

Photo credit:  Me, Michelle at Motley News

Make sure to click on the image TWICE to view it in full screen size. Careful, though… gonna getcha!


14 thoughts on “The Parting Shot for April 29, 2012
  1. Fabulous! Had not seen a pic before.

    • We have a lot of them here where I live. Lots of trees and shade, which they love. Very odd looking. There aren’t any of these where I grew up. So after moving here to New Mexico, I rather freaked out the first time I saw one. It was dead and in the garage. So I put it in a plastic sandwich bag and waited for the monthly exterminator visit to show him. He told me all about them. I’ve been fascinated with them ever since. Their head is so odd.

  2. Michelle, how did you come upon this little guy…or girl? can a bug be cute? you betcha! great shot. g’nite gracie. continue…

  3. Good morning/afternoon/evening Michelle 🙂 go on…

  4. Glad I’m behind in my reading. This image should be deep in my memory before I go to sleep tonight. 🙂

  5. Man, that looks like one big ass bug!!!

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