Subject: Reddish bug
Location: Los Angeles (in the hills)
October 10, 2016 11:47 am
hi Bugman,
The backstory is that we went camping in the Santa Monica Mountains (Los Angela’s area) a few weeks ago and after dark cockroaches were all over the campsite. They were about an inch long, reddish-brown and most certainly roaches. I put the food in the car and thought everything was okay. When we got home I found a cockroach sealed in a freezer ziplock of marshmallows that I had put back in the pantry!! Today (about 17 days later) I found this in my pantry. Is it a young cockroach? If so, what do I do?
Signature: Sad Camper Margo


Dear Sad Camper Margo,
This looks to us like a Termite, similar to this image on BugGuide.  Termites and Cockroaches are actually classified together in the insect order Blattodea.

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