Rubber Roach

Subject: What is this?
Location: Midwest
November 9, 2016 12:15 pm
I woke up to find this in my kitchen. It was dead and about 3inches long. It was on the flatter side and looked to have those ” prickly” things coming off its legs.
We have the occasional spider and silverfish but nothing like this.
If it helps we live in Illinois . Lake in the hills to be exact.
Signature: Steph

Rubber Roach
Rubber Roach

Dear Steph,
Someone is the butt of a practical joke, but we are not certain if it is you or us.  While we were able to locate numerous Rubber Roaches online, including this Ebay set, we could not locate an exact visual match to your Rubber Roach.

You are exactly right. I’M the joke. My 12 yr old daughter thought it would be funny and decided to tell me last night.
Damn kids lol. Sorry for wasting your time .

Hi again Stephanie,
No need to apologize.  We are not a stodgy insect identification site, and we try our best to interject humor into our responses.  Fake insects are getting more and more realistic.

1 thought on “Rubber Roach”

  1. Looks like some of the “toys” that make it into Halloween goodies. 😉 So yea, your daughter played a good one, but betting it was an adult who set her up for this one. Lol


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