Found in a wet area along Turkey Creek. Looks like Paratettix Mexicanus, as close as I can tell? But I'm not sure what distinguishes it specifically from other Paratettix species.
Today I found this unusual bug, which seemed to be in the creek right off the Sac and Fox trail. I hope it belonged in the creek and was not just drowning.
Id help would be appreciated.
This animal was tiny, about 1/2 inch total length
8mm length. Seen at our spring.2493 ft. elevation. (blue oak/sagebrush habitat). at BugGuide
Tetrigidae is a family in the order Orthoptera, that also includes similar families such as crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids (US) or bushcrickets (UK). Species within the Tetrigidae are variously called grouse locusts, pygmy locusts, groundhoppers or pygmy grasshoppers.