Camel/cave cricket

7276.          I was emptying the bottom of last year’s compost bin and a swarm of these insects leaped out of it. This is the best I could do for a photo. They were in the soil and leaped quite high and far. I have searched pages and pages and found nothing similar. It does not match descriptions of crickets of grasshoppers. SOOKE, BC. Canada


Number 7276.   This is a camel/cave cricket (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae). They usually are found in dark, damp and undisturbed habitats. They sometimes are called ‘sprickets’ because of a fancied resemblance to a cross between a spider and a cricket.  Camel/cave cricket Detailed Information