Location: Golfito, Costa Rica
May 6, 2015 7:42 am
Found this rustling in our bathroom last night. It was about 4-5 inches long. It didn’t move fast. We live in Golfito, Costa Rica. We do get our fair share of regular ol’ cockroaches but have never seen one like this. I posted this on FaceBook and people have identified as a Giant Cockroach – yes, it was.
Any other thoughts?
We found a matching image on Junglewalk called a Costa Rica Wood Cockroach, but no scientific name. Same scenario with an image on PBase. We found it identified as Archimandrita tessellata on Travel Images. It is called a Peppered Roach or Giant Cockroach on UniProt.
Thank you WTB. I had sent another request for identification months ago. I never received a response. I realize you receive many requests, therefore, I thank you for this one.
I will share it with the other Golfito bug loves.