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English: Jerusalem Cricket (Stenopelmatus fuscus) – This insect was about 40 mm long!
At Briones Regional Park, in the Category:East Bay Regional Parks District, San Francisco Bay Area, Contra Costa County, California.
Origin of the name, according to an article by John G. Stoffolano, Jr., and Barton Wright published by the American Entomologist, Volume 51, Number 3: "One possible explanation for the name is that Franciscan priests working with the Navajos heard them call the cricket ?skull head? and associated this with Skull Hill, the suggested burial place of Jesus."
Source Jerusalem Cricket (Stenopelmatus fuscus)
Author Franco Folini from San Francisco, USA
Camera location37° 54′ 20.56″ N, 122° 06′ 07.65″ W Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap.View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Earthinfo


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