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Subject:  Please identify this insect
Geographic location of the bug:  Conroe, TX
Date: 06/11/2018
Time: 03:07 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Can you please tell me what this is?  Thank you for your time and assistance.
How you want your letter signed:  Mary Luc

Female Cockroach with Ootheca

Dear Mary Luc,
This is a female Cockroach (sorry we can’t determine the species from this camera angle) and she is expelling an ootheca or egg case.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Conroe, Texas

2 Responses to Cockroach with Ootheca

  1. It carries its egg case just like Blatella. Then I searched the closest of Blatella with black body and red legs, and it is Ischnoptera deropeltiformis. May be not, cause this image in BugGuide shows black femora:
    https://bugguide.net/node/view/1080779

    But distribution is OK: https://bugguide.net/node/view/350628/data

    And the ootheca is very similar: https://www.flickr.com/photos/i_am_subverted/5853120579/

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