Cricket or Cootie?

Jerusalem Cricket
Jerusalem Cricket
Orthoptera: Stenopelmatidae
Copyright 2013 Holly Strand

Hi, I’m Holly Strand from the Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.

It’s almost Halloween so I’d like to tell you about an unusual creature that has given many people a fright. It has a shiny oversized body with long spiny appendages. Dark eyes stare disturbingly from a smooth, bald head. It eats both living and dead matter. And sometimes it engages in cannibalism.

It’s a zombie you may be thinking! But no; Continue reading “Cricket or Cootie?”