View Mobile Site
 

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos

 

Seen Around the SCV

WHAT IS IT?

Posted: February 23, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: February 23, 2014 2:00 a.m.

Jana Adkins/The Signal

 

This rather large insect has been spotted in Saugus twice in the past year. From a distance, some call it the Potato bug, and upon close inspection it looks like a beetle.

What is it?

Research indicates that it may be a either a Potato Bug; or a Jerusalem Cricket, a slow-moving, wingless species of a rather large cricket that is common in the southwestern United States. Reportedly, these crickets are not agricultural pests, do not sting and are not venomous, though they can give a good, and possibly painful, bite if handled.

Comments

No comments have been posted.

You need to be a registered user to post a comment. Please click here to register.

The Signal encourages readers to interact with one another, following the guidelines outlined in our Comment/Moderation Policy. Click here to read it.

To report offensive or inappropriate comments, e-mail abuse@signalscv.com. The content posted from readers of signalscv.com does not necessarily represent the views of The Signal or Morris Multimedia. By submitting this form you agree to the terms and conditions listed above. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

 
 

Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...