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Subject: found this in my sink
Location: warsaw, indiana, in my sink
April 5, 2017 7:46 pm
found this in my sink and i am freaking out! please tell me it isnt what i think it is!
Signature: amy

Cockroach

Dear Amy,
This is an immature Cockroach, but we think you suspected as much.

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Subject: identification
Location: Kenya, Malindi
April 7, 2017 9:18 am
Hi there, I would need if possible an identification for the following two insects, one seems to be a moth and the other some type beetle (?). They came flying on a veranda at night close to a light and landed on the curtain where they stayed for long. In Kenya, Malindi (coast) , April the second 2017.
Signature: Joan

Cockroach

Dear Joan,
Your Moth is a member of the superfamily Noctuoidea which contains Owlet Moths and kin.  What you have mistaken for a beetle is a Cockroach.

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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.
Brian.

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Subject: What’s this bug?
Location: North Carolina USA
February 19, 2017 8:17 pm
Found about 10-15 of these on a wood frame of an art print I picked up at a thrifty store. At first they looked like a clump of dead bugs but when I started to wipe the clump off the art frame, the little bugs started to scatter. We’re in North Carolina and it’s February.
Signature: Thank you! Amy

Smoky Brown Cockroach Nymphs

Dear Amy,
Thanks to this BugGuide image, we feel confident that these Cockroach nymphs are Smoky Brown Cockroach nymphs,
Periplaneta fuliginosa.  According to BugGuide:  “Early instars are black insects with characteristic white markings on the distal antenae, proximal antennae, thorax and abdomen.”

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Subject: What is this please?
Location: Southern California
January 9, 2017 1:28 am
Dear Bugman, I live in monrovia hills which is in southern calif. In the last week I have encountered two of these bugs indoors on the floor in 2 separate bedrooms. Their torso are about 2 inches long and by the photo it appears the wings are about the same . One actually aggressively jumped on me and I had to keep swatting it away. I have been in my home 20 years and living in the hills I have encountered my share of insects from millipedes , scorpion, Jerusalem bugs, black widows etc. Neverthess despite exhaustive research I cannot identify this insect and wonder if you can help me. Identifying it hopefully will help me discover where they are coming from and how I can prevent them from infesting my home. Your help would be greatly appreciated . Many thanks
Signature: Erin

American Cockroach

Dear Erin,
We believe this Cockroach, based on its appearance and the size and behavior you described, it an American Cockroach,
Periplaneta americana, which despite its name is NOT a native species.  According to BugGuide:  “They are significant pests throughout the world. They are not native to the Americas at all. They come from tropical Africa. They were probably transported to the Americas on slave ships.”  Because of their large size, American Cockroaches are not as likely to infest homes as the much smaller German Cockroach, and we suspect the two you found were most likely accidental visitors as opposed to breeding individuals that have taken up residence in your home.

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Subject: What kind of bug Is this?
Location: Wisconsin
December 4, 2016 7:23 pm
I keep finding this bug in my bathroom. Do you know what kind of bug it is??
Signature: ?

Cockroach Nymph

Cockroach Nymph

This is a Cockroach nymph, and it sounds like you have an infestation.

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