Another fascinating part of field herping, along with all the other natural wonders we encounter, is the invertebrates! This forum is dedicated to both field and captive invertebrates.
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Found in the sandhills prairie of IL, there were a lot of these last year.
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It reminds me of a weta of sorts, but I have no idea.
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Mormon Cricket Anabrus simplex probably a male as no ovipositor is visible.
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It is probably just a very dark mormon cricket...but check out this species to be sure: Utabaenetes tanneri
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That would be Udeopsylla robusta. It can definitely look like U. tanneri, but that species is restricted to a couple dune systems in Utah and Arizona, while U. robusta occurs throughout the Great Plains.