Insects and Spiders - native

Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus) on Oct 4, 2022

Submitter has sample

Description of specimen

Large wasp-like insect, uniform yellow and black bands on thorax. Brown head, brown abdomen, large eyes. About 2 inches long.


Thank you for your report! You don't need to do anything with the specimen. It looks like a Stenopelmatus species: a "Jerusalem cricket" -- despite the common name they are native, but not commonly seen because they are active at night.

Tom Valente
Oct. 4, 2022, 3:46 p.m.