Smoky Brown Cockroach Nymph

Subject: Black bug with horns on its butt
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
September 25, 2016 7:42 pm
Dear Bugman,
I was changing the sheets on my bed and found this little bug (I took it outside). It looks harmless other than the little horns on its back, but my wife and I often wake up with inexplicable bug-bite looking things on us. What is this bug? Thanks for your help!
Signature: Julian

Smoky Brown Cockroach Nymph
Smoky Brown Cockroach Nymph

Dear Julian,
This is an early instar Smoky Brown Cockroach nymph,
Periplaneta fuliginosa, which you may verify by comparing your images to this BugGuide image.  According to BugGuide:  “Early instars are black insects with characteristic white markings on the distal antenae, proximal antennae, thorax and abdomen.” 

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  1. Hi, I started having problems 2 1/2 years ago. I started getting bit on my feet and ankles , and face , neck , and scalp. I started investigating and noticed these flies they are very small, and there is more than one kind. They are a parasite. look up itchy skin mite, or parasite, and fungal , bacterial , parasite, biofilm, infection. They leave white small lint looking things, and small black specs looks like dirt, these get on clothes , carpet, basins, tubs, toilets, sinks etc. everywhere. They are microscopic.


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