Subject: Grey mystery bug
Geographic location of the bug: Potosi, Wisconsin
Time: 01:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: So I found this critter in a shed in Wisconsin. It’s about an inch long (maybe more). It doesn’t look like anything I’ve seen, and it was able to hop, almost like a cricket.
How you want your letter signed: Mark Beshel
This is a Jumping Bristletail in the family Machilidae which we identified on BugGuide. Bristletails are primitive insects and according to BugGuide the habitat is: “outdoor grassy or wooded environments: under bark, in leaf litter, rock crevices, or under stones; not normally found in homes, does not breed indoors, and not considered a pest”