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Unidentified Bug - Myrmecophilus

Unidentified Bug - Myrmecophilus
Renton, King County, Washington, USA
May 3, 2014
Very small bug, less than 1/4" long easily. Was under rock or log.
The back legs appear to be very solid, perhaps as if they were designed for jumping, and I immediately wondered if it might be related to a cricket, grasshopper, katydid, etc. However, I watched it for a couple minutes and it never jumped, and only walked around. Larval form of something else? Don't recall ever seeing something looking similar to this.

Myrmecophilus sp, an ant cricket
Moved from ID Request.

Either M. manni or M. oregonensis.