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Turkestan Cockroach - Shelfordella lateralis - male

Turkestan Cockroach - Shelfordella lateralis - Male
Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
June 21, 2007
Size: 15-20 mm
came to light in parking lot of gas station

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Turkestan Cockroach - Shelfordella lateralis - male Turkestan Cockroach - Shelfordella lateralis - male

Thanks for the ID
Moved from Cockroaches, and I added a photo of this female that was with it.

Blatta lateralis?
I think it may be the male turkmenistan roach, Blatta lateralis. We could tell for sure if we could see the spines on the fore leg but it is difficult to make out.

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the full-size image, I've added a cropped shot of the legs here. (Maybe only editors can see full-size photos? or is it simply a matter of being logged on to the site?)

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Well, thanks for providing th
Well, thanks for providing the detailed image. I compared it with specimens from my collection and a key to roaches. The spine character that seperate Blatellidae and Blaberidae is acually on the medial ventral edge of the femur. Here you can only see the spines on the lateral margin. However, the color pattern of the pronotum and the white outer margin of the tegmina match perfectly with the male Blatta lateralis.

Probably a male wood roach.
This is probably a male wood cockroach in the genus Parcoblatta, but certainly something in that family.

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