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Unknown. Cockroach? - Ectobius lapponicus - male

Unknown. Cockroach? - Ectobius lapponicus - Male
Nelson, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
June 17, 2017
Size: 12 mm.
My neighbor who found this writes, "...found it on the window seat by the wood stove, and it was crawling along. It found a piece of paper toweling and appeared to be trying to get under it when I caught it. Then I dropped it, and it fell on the floor near cabinets and started crawling up the baseboard, and I caught it again and put it in the little plastic jar. I was surprised that it died…I didn't expect it to use up all the oxygen that fast. I opened the jar lid a couple of times, but it wasn't enough, I guess." We wondered if it is a cockroach. Haven't seen any before in this rural community, but I'm suspect they get here sometimes.

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yes roach...
but looks like Ectobius to me, which cannot infest homes. One of the roach experts will confirm. EDIT: There is the expert I was speaking of :)

Side note: I have found Ectobius to be very sensitive to humidity, and die rather quickly in a dry environment, so this is likely why it died so quickly

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