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Monday Mystery Answered: Cave Cricket

IMG_2295On Monday I wrote:

Gaby Schmitt spotted this guy outside the Fell House on Sunday.

What is it? (If you haven't seen any before, consider yourself lucky.)

Thanks, Gaby!

Several people answered correctly, calling it by either of its two common names -- Cave Cricket or Camel Cricket.

I enjoyed Lillian Lugo's reply the best:

Looks like a Camel Cricket. These guys don’t have wings like other crickets, and they are not “verbal” (no Jiminys here).
They jump straight up when scared (kind of like an insect version of a quail). 
Pretty cool-looking and shudder-worthy at the same time.
(Thanks, Lillian!)