(San Diego, CA) Found in backyard…kindof looks like a scorpion, bee, grub combo.
Your photo is of a Jerusalem Cricket. These are related to the other crickets, tho they are strange looking critters. They are found in western US states.
They feed on other insects as well as roots and decaying vegetation. Since they also sometimes are found eating potatoes they are commonly called potato bugs, however they are not a pest of the garden.
Jerusalem crickets are active at night and live in burrows under rocks or other covers during the day.
They can bite giving a painful pinch.