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
Signature: Brian.

So sorry, forgot to say the bug in my previous submission is 1/2 inch long

Flightless Female Sand Cockroach

Dear Brian,
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.”

Flightless Female Sand Cockroach

Thank you,
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.

Location: Fallon, Nevada

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *