Jerusalem Cricket
Jerusalem Cricket

Cleaning out the garage this holiday weekend we came across an interesting bug.  Caught it, took a picture, then googled it, and it is a Jerusalem cricket.  Wikipedia says they don’t come from Jerusalem, and can be known as potato bugs, but don’t like potatoes.  Hmmm.

Ok, so why did this non-Jewish bug come to my house?  It couldn’t have known we have family in Jerusalem.  Maybe it is the human-like face that wanted attention.  The term in Spanish is niña de la tierra (“earth child”).  Now that name seems more appropriate, don’t you think?  I called Bill, the exterminator, and he told me they just wander the earth and are harmless.  But that punim!  Only a mother can love………

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