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What is this bug?

Postby ybchongzi » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:30 am

Hi,

I was wondering if people could help me identify what the following bug is:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/yinbinszhaopian/3903071196/sizes/l/

I hope this question is relevant to this board. I know insect studies fall under Entomology. But there is no such category here.

It is mainly seen in my kitchen, but also in my bathroom. The length is about 1 centimeter (see the link above for the photo). There is a white line in the front part of the insect, as you can see in the picture.

They seem to like to crawl under my electric boiler, apparently for the warmth.

I also have to add that the one in the picture is the biggest one I have seen. That seems to be the adult size.

Thanks!!
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Re: What is this bug?

Postby pushi » Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:11 pm

i guess its cockroach............
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Re: What is this bug?

Postby February Beetle » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:15 pm

Doesn't look like an adult to me, but does look like a roach.
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Postby Darby » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:03 pm

It does look like a cockroach nymph, maybe third instar at that size.
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Re: What is this bug?

Postby MJD » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:50 am

Cockroach nymph indeed!

Order: Blattodea
Suborder:Blattaria
Family: Blattellidae
Genus: Blattella


http://bugguide.net/node/view/316311

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