Posts Tagged: Jerusalem cricket
It's a strange little insect. A reader likens it to "a cricket on steroids." A Van Nuys resident says she always wondered what they were. "I've lived in this house for 17 years, and a few times a year I see this strange insect in my backyard. It...
A Jerusalem cricket. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Burrowing owls feed on Jerusalem crickets. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you don't know what it is, don't kill it. That insect in your garden could very well be a beneficial insect. If you operate on the "shoot-first-ask-questions later" or "the only good bug is a dead bug," no telling how many insects--and...
Praying mantis with remnants of a meal. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This is an immature ladybug (aka lady beetle). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This male Valley carpenter bee is a pollinator, not a pest. The female Valley carpenter bee is solid black. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jerusalem cricket is often mistaken for a pest. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
It was an unexpected visit. UC Davis bee breeder-geneticist Susan Cobey noticed the critter in one of the restrooms at the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility at UC Davis. She found it several days after the massive Oct. 12 storm raced...