Camel crickets look humped & leggy.

Wingless, they can not chirp like other crickets.

So it could be easy to mistake these silent basement dwellers for eccentric spiders.  

They just suddenly appear of a day, cavalierly crossing the floor.


But, approach for a closer look, and one’s subsequent jump will emphatically correct the misconception.

It might also incite a thrilling chase to cup this guest and gently suggest another place to live.