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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.


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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