Ever since we moved to our house in Briarcliff Manor from time to time we see one of these in the lowermost level of the house. They seem to live in the crawl space but every once in a while one ventures out. I managed to get a closer look at this one and I’ve concluded that it’s a camel cricket – not originally native to the US. It originated in Asia. They don’t bite, don’t fly, don’t carry disease and, most importantly, don’t make noise like normal crickets. Our house must be their entire universe and I don’t have the heart to kill them. But then I’ve always liked bugs and this one, as bugs go, is rather cute.

Taken with a Sony RX-100 M3.

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