German Cockroach Nymph

Subject: WTF is this.
Location: Lexington, KY
November 16, 2016 9:04 am
Bugs initially found in kitchen, specifically hiding in toaster, microwave, and rack of coasters. Sometimes coming out onto counter, especially when food present. Also hiding in cabinets. Range in size from a couple millimeters to a couple centimeters. Some appear gnat like, larger ones are black with red/orange/brown stripe down back. No wings/flying that we’ve seen. Saw first one in bathroom and vanity this morning.
Signature: Kari

German Cockroach Nymph
German Cockroach Nymph

Dear Kari,
This is a German Cockroach nymph, one of the species that is best known for infesting apartment buildings and restaurants.  They tend to feed at night and scurry away when the lights are turned on.  You can compare your image to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Omnivorous, eats just about anything edible.”

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