Subject: Please identify this insect
Geographic location of the bug: Conroe, TX
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
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.
2 thoughts on “Cockroach with Ootheca”
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:
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/