One ugly critter

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Sometimes we may not want to see the world close-up. The critter below, attached to the door jamb of the outhouse at my older sister's cabin, sent my kid sister screaming from the john.

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Anybody know what it is?
 
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LMAO, Thanks Gale, I know have learned a new word thanks to you!!!

That is one nasty looking critter, and looks like it might also have a nasty bite!
 
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Harry, that's a Stone Fly larva (Order Plecoptera). Usually, they inhabit fast running, cool waters, clutched to stones or dead wood. Only before reaching the adult stage they leave the water.

IMO - not ugly at all.

Cheers
 
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Sounds like you have it right. The outhouse sits on top of a stony cliff on the bank of a fast-moving creek (riffle spot). The bugs were on the cast-concrete frame of the outhouse. All consistent with your description. Thanks so much, other Harry!
 
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