pronotum dark brown with conspicuous white or cream border, beyond which is a clear margin; head has white band across top in some individuals; female body stout with short wings that don't cover abdomen; male body elongate with long tapering wings that extend beyond tip of abdomen
native to Eurasia, adventive in our area (upstate NY, Geneva area & Ithaca; established)(1)
Hoebeke E.R., Nickle D.A. (1981) The forest cockroach, Ectobius sylvestris (Poda), a European species newly discovered in North America (Dictyoptera: Blattodea: Ectobiidae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 83: 592-595 (Full text)
Contributed by Robin McLeod on 20 December, 2007 - 11:44pm Additional contributions by v belov Last updated 27 March, 2014 - 12:05pm
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