Subject: What is this bug?
Location: Fallon Nevada U.S.A.
April 4, 2017 9:37 pm
Found this bug on my carpet in my garage converted to computer room, could not ID it, please help.
Found April 4th, 2017
So sorry, forgot to say the bug in my previous submission is 1/2 inch long
This is a flightless, female Sand Cockroach in the genus Arenivaga which you can verify by comparing your individual to this BugGuide image. This is not a Cockroach genus that infests homes. Males can fly and are attracted to lights. According to Eric Eaton: “Females are wingless and rarely surface from under the sand.”
The area I am in is very sandy, I dug a tower footing 5.5 ft deep and it was still like a beach, we have had a lot of rain this year after years of drought, wonder if that is why this is the first time I have seen them.