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I found these in my appartment (we live in a half basement). It's been three so far and I can't find the thing anywhere in insect lists, etc. Could you tell me what type of insect this is?

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There are 900 different species of Crickets but I would say it is a Camel Cricket based on the info provided.enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ As camel crickets often live in basements, you are probably right. It might be good to add a reference, for example Some hilarious info on how to get rid of then can be found here $\endgroup$ – RHA Mar 8 '16 at 16:15
  • $\begingroup$ @RHA Why would anyone get rid of such harmless insect? $\endgroup$ – Rodrigo Aug 21 '17 at 5:26
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This is a camel cricket (family Rhaphidophoridae); T. H. Hubbell's 1936 monograph on the genus Ceuthophilus has a key to the North American genera then known (and those added since are not found in Canada). The photograph does resemble specimens of Ceuthophilus that I have collected and may well be that genus.

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It looks like a cricket. There may be other possibilities, depending largely on where you live, but crickets are very familiar insects over much of the world, and that's pretty much what they look like. ;)

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you :) That's what my girlfriend thought but wasn't sure. We live in Canada and at the moment it's winter. This is not a little strange to see a cricket in winter in a house? $\endgroup$ – Marc-André Jean Mar 6 '16 at 18:38
  • $\begingroup$ It's probably warmer in the house than it is outside. Animals often move into people's homes in winter. Or perhaps, they're in your home year round but you only just noticed it. I grew up in rural South Dakota, and crickets were among the most familiar insects. There are many different species, of course. $\endgroup$ – David Blomstrom Mar 7 '16 at 0:58
  • $\begingroup$ Please could you add some supporting scientific material that reinforces your answer and allows further reading. $\endgroup$ – rg255 Mar 8 '16 at 7:36
  • $\begingroup$ @Ell read about crickets. What else do you need? $\endgroup$ – Rodrigo Aug 21 '17 at 5:28
  • $\begingroup$ @Rodrigo read the help pages and meta posts on providing additional reading $\endgroup$ – rg255 Aug 22 '17 at 13:56

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