Camel cricket

6720.      What kind of bug is this. Sherwood park, Alberta. Canada

 

Number 6720.  This is a camel cricket (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae). Also known as cave crickets or sprickets (because of a fancied resemblance to a cross between a spider and a cricket), these relatives of grasshoppers and crickets usually are found in dark, quiet places such as caves, basements, crawl spaces, under old logs, etc. They seldom cause any real harm. Click here for more detailed information