Allison (carbonphoenix) wrote in wtf_nature,
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Potato bug/Jerusalem Cricket

I was out on a hike yesterday when my friend's and I saw a most peculiar insect - the Jerusalem Cricket or the Potato Bug. When we first say it, we had no earthly idea what it was. After describing it to a friend, she said well, "It's probably x." Google verified it was indeed what we had seen.

"Despite their name, Jerusalem crickets are neither true crickets nor true bugs and they do not prefer potatoes for food."



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