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Subject: Melbourne bugs in spring
Location: Melbourne
September 28, 2016 5:40 pm
These bugs seem to cluster together
They are on a fence post in a local park, late September in Melbourne
I’ve not seen this type before
Any ideas?
Signature: Bridget

Beautiful Cockroach Nymphs

Beautiful Cockroach Nymphs

Dear Bridget,
These are Beautiful Cockroach nymphs,
Ellipsidion australe, or a closely related species in the genus.  This is not a Cockroach species that infests homes.  More images and information can be found on the Brisbane Insect website.

Beautiful Cockroach Nymphs

Beautiful Cockroach Nymphs

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Subject: New bettle
Location: Australia NSW Harrington Park
September 14, 2016 11:19 pm
Dear big man I think I foun a new bettle species if not please send back a letter, it is an aboriginal coloured bettle with aboriginal patterns. It also has two pincer like red things near its abdormen or butt.
If it is new also send a letter back.
From Logs
Signature: Logs

Cockroach

Cockroach

Dear Logs,
We found a Getty Images image of your Cockroach nymph, but it only identified as “Arboreal cockroach, sub-order Blattaria.”  According to the Brisbane Insect site, the species is known as the Beautiful Cockroach or Austral Ellipsidion,
Ellipsidion australe, and this information is provided:  “Not all cockroaches are ugly. This Austral Ellipsidion Cockroach looks beautiful. Its body is orange-brown to dark brown with white patterns. Its thorax is dark brown with a good looking yellow around the edge. The cockroach adult is winged, with brown forewings covered the black and white abdomen. Male and female look almost the same. Nymphs have the similar body structure except wingless.”

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Subject: identify bug
Location: Bedfordview, Gauteng, South Africa
September 12, 2016 9:15 am
Hi There,
Please see attached pic.
I saw it on my balcony and took a pic as really not sure what it is, to my surprise I had a broom on the balcony when I moved it there were a lot more of them in the brush.
Please be so kind as to identify and provide more info.
Much appreciated
Signature: Adele Beukes-de Lange

Red Headed Cockroach

Red-Head Roach

Dear Adele,
Thanks to this iSpot image and this iSpot image, we at first speculated that this is a Red Headed Cockroach,
Deropeltis erythrocephala, though we had some doubts as to the species as your individual has black legs and the wings seem different, both of which are contrary to the other iSpot images.  We continued to search and we believe we found a better match with the Red-Head Roach, Oxyhaloa deusta, on Roach Crossing.  This iSpot image is a much closer match.

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Subject: What kind of roach is this?
Location: Southern Louisiana
May 30, 2016 2:26 am
Usually I see flying cockroaches or the wingless females, this one I’ve never come across. It’s darker in color with shorter legs and antennae. I never kill anything I find indoors, but I like to observe them before setting them free outside.
I was just curious since this one isn’t the usual kind I find.
Thanks!
Signature: #buglivesmatter

Female Sand Cockroach

Probably Immature Surinam Cockroach

Dear #buglivesmatter,
At first we thought that this was a flightless female Sand Cockroach in the genus
Arenivaga, and though BugGuide does not list any species in Louisiana, that just means no one in Louisiana has submitted any images to the site.  There are several species listed in nearby Texas, including the Boll’s Sandroach, which is pictured here on BugGuide.  The more we looked at your individual, the more we began to doubt that it was a Sand Cockroach.  We now believe, based on this BugGuide image, that it is an immature Surinam Cockroach, Pycnoscelus surinamensis, a species that according to BugGuide has “Nymphs look similar to the Oriental cockroach but can be easily distinguished by the rough appearence of the posterior abdomen.”  It is difficult to make out that detail in your image, so we would not rule out that it might be an immature Oriental Cockroach.  Of the Surinam Cockroach, BugGuide notes:  “Reproduces through parthenogenesis in the US, where no males are found. It has two sexes in some parts of the world (Europe and Indo-Malaysia), though. Unlike many roaches, the egg capsule is retained inside the female’s abdomen until young are ready to emerge.”

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Subject: Scary Bug
Location: Tbilisi Georgia
April 13, 2016 4:38 pm
Can you please help me to identify this insect. it is around 2 cm.
Signature: public

Female Florida Sand Cockroach

Female Florida Sand Cockroach

Based on this BugGuide image, we believe this is a female Florida Sand Cockroach, Arenivaga floridensis.  Like other species in the genus, the male has wings and can fly while the female is flightless.

Female Florida Sand Cockroach

Female Florida Sand Cockroach

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Subject: Very odd bug… An albino cockroach?
Location: SE Virginia
January 28, 2016 1:07 pm
I saw this bug in Norfolk, VA on an unseasonably warm day in January- 65 degrees. Our weather has fluctuated from 30 degrees and snow to 60 and sunny with a weeks time.
The bug was on a city sidewalk near a building’s door. It appeared to have be steeped in and was barely alive. I have never seen anything like it, nor has anyone I’ve asked.
It looked to me like a moth at first, but it’s wings were more like that of a cockroach.
Signature: Thank you in advance!Kara in VA

Wood Cockroach

Wood Cockroach

Hi Kara,
You are correct that this is a Cockroach.  We believe it is a Wood Cockroach,
Parcoblatta fulvescens, based on this BugGuide image.  The species is reported from Virginia.  Wood Cockroaches are not a threat to humans.  They do not infest dwellings.

Wood Cockroach

Wood Cockroach

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