We found this thing in our basement. Not quite an average grasshopper. Any ideas?

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    $\begingroup$ Please include your location, or at least a country and state. That will make your question much easier to answer. $\endgroup$
    – RHA
    Commented Nov 30, 2017 at 12:43
  • $\begingroup$ Looks like a cave cricket to me! $\endgroup$
    – user22020
    Commented Nov 30, 2017 at 16:27
  • $\begingroup$ This is potentially a duplicate of the question asked here; if not a duplicate, the species involved appear closely related. $\endgroup$
    – user32396
    Commented Dec 4, 2017 at 20:40

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That is a "cave cricket", in the family Rhaphidophoridae. These are common in basements, and harmless.


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