Found under tree trunk. Almost size of my finger. Big round body with yellow/black stripes. red head….. (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Thank you for the good description and measurement. It is very helpful for many of the photos we are sent.
This is a Jerusalem Cricket.
They feed on other insects, roots, and decaying vegetation. Sometimes found eating potatoes.
They are found in burrows and under rocks and logs. Sometimes they wander to the surface at night. To produce their sound they strike the ground with their abdomen to produce a drumming pattern.
Some say the bite hurts.
Moni has an ebook “Garden Insect Pests of North America – Pictures for Identifying and Organic Controls” Check it out!