Blackish or brownish
Eggs are deposited in clusters in the soil and immature stages pass through several molts over about 2 years.
Do not sting. It gives off an ill smell and repugnant fluid. This fluid can cause vesicular dermatitis (small blisters) in humans.
Found in areas of high moisture and decaying vegetation such as under trash, piles of grass, leaf litter.
Primarily scavengers and feed on decaying organic matter, usually plant material and sometimes on plants.
In autumn they migrate in great numbers. Do not survive indoors for more than a few days for lack of moisture.