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Archive for August 11th, 2013

Jerusalem Cricket vs. Dust Bunny

Sometimes crickets make their way into the basement. This one, a model that I’ve always known as a Jerusalem Cricket(*) evidently lost a pitched battle with one of the Dust Bunnies guarding the Basement Laboratory:

Jerusalem Cricket vs Dust Bunny - top view

Jerusalem Cricket vs Dust Bunny – top view

A rear view:

Jerusalem Cricket vs Dust Bunny - rear view

Jerusalem Cricket vs Dust Bunny – rear view

From the front:

Jerusalem Cricket vs Dust Bunny - front view

Jerusalem Cricket vs Dust Bunny – front view

I deported it to the flower garden outside the basement door, where I hope it can brush off the Bunny’s entrapments…

It may not be a Jerusalem Cricket, because they’re more common out west, but that’s the best match in our bug books and that’s what we’ve always called them.

[Update: (*) It’s most likely a Cave Cricket. See the comments for details.]

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