Red Headed Cockroaches in South Africa

Subject:  What is this
Geographic location of the bug:  Cape town south africa
Date: 07/31/2018
Time: 11:34 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this on my patio area
How you want your letter signed:  Any

Red Headed Cockroaches

Dear 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.

Red Headed Cockroaches

5 thoughts on “Red Headed Cockroaches in South Africa”

  1. I don’t believe that they do not infest house or garden, I have so many in my garage and in the roof of my house, its bad

  2. It’s 7:41 am I’m sitting here and trying to find out what bug this is so I know now but I just want to know, I was sleeping on the couch and a big one was in my hand. So I woke up an hour ago and saw it, I put it in my cigarette pack cause I didn’t find anything else anyway the thing marked me with black marks on my palm and I can’t get it off. Is it bad or what… Did I bite me or just shit on me and why can’t it come off


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