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Subject:  This critter
Geographic location of the bug:  Peru (tambopata)
Date: 12/18/2017
Time: 10:59 AM EDT
Hello, a few nights ago I hid under my mosquito net (and took the photo of it from there) from this, and forgot to ask our guide what it was. Google isn’t providing answers! It was about 5cm long.
How you want your letter signed:  Any help appreciated, thanks, Lucy


Dear Lucy,
This is some species of Cockroach.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Tambopata, Peru

One Response to Cockroach from Peru

  1. AlexW, extreme entomophile says:

    Possibly Periplaneta australasiae with heavy pronotum markings. Like australasiae, it also has two yellow markings along the wing edges.

    Even if it isn’t austr., the general shape reminds me of Periplaneta. Of course, it may be a harmless non-pest lookalike, though

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