Subject: What is this
Geographic location of the bug: Cape town south africa
Time: 11:34 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Found this on my patio area
How you want your letter signed: Any
These are Red Headed Cockroaches, Deropeltis erythrocephala, and we verified their identity on iNaturalist and iSpot. This is an outdoor species that will not infest your home and you have no need to be concerned regarding this sighting on your patio.