I have always known these things as potato bugs, but they're actually called Jerusalem crickets. That's funny in itself because they're not really crickets nor are they true bugs and they don't eat potatoes. They're found in the western US, along the Pacific coast and down into Mexico. I'm not quite sure where the name Jerusalem fits in. If you do a search on them, most pictures will show views from their back. This picture is bizarre because he's belly up. He looks like either an alien or a really ugly little bald man. I'm not real fond of bugs. It's worms that give me the real willies. But there he was, posing so peacefully. It was hard to not take his picture. Oh, and by the way, I left him there so the new owners could enjoy him as well.