Subject: Cave cockroach
Location: Zamboanga del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines
May 29, 2017 9:13 am
Hi 🙂
Just curious what this cockroach is. I found this inside a cave in zamboanga del norte. I sent two pictures but its just one cockroach just flipped over.
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Cave Cockroach

Since you found it in a cave, and it is a Cockroach, we are content calling this a Cave Cockroach, but we decided to do some research.  We found an online article entitled Cockroaches (Insects, Blattodea) from caves of Polillo Island (Philippines), with description of a new species and there is an illustration identified as Ectobiidae:  Shelfordina sp., adult female that resembles your image.

Cave Cockroach

Thank you but it is different from Shelfordina sp. It has a beetle-like structure and it has those amber colored orb-like structures on its ventral area. I did a research and I think it’s more of an Ergaula capucina. I really appreciate your effort for responding quickly. 🙂

Location: Zamboanga del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines

One Response to Cave Cockroach from the Philippines

  1. Ichthyan says:

    Ergaula sp., but perhaps not E. capucina, need to check male specimen to properly identify.

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