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Unidentified bug that looks like an American/German cockroach hybrid. - Ectobius

Unidentified bug that looks like an American/German cockroach hybrid. - Ectobius
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
June 5, 2008
Size: 10-12 mm
I've seen this type of insect in our home since the weather started getting warm. We have found it in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, and on the back porch, at all times during the day. We have never seen more than one at a time. At first, it looked like a juvenile (nymph) cockroach, but then I notice the horizontal bands on the dorsal side of its abdomen, which threw me off. It has antennae, six legs, and what appears to be two small pincers on it's abdomen. It doesn't appear to have wings. The thorax/head area is pale with small black spots, and the abdomen is brown/red with dark brown/black horizontal stripes.

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Unidentified bug that looks like an American/German cockroach hybrid. - Ectobius Unidentified bug that looks like an American/German cockroach hybrid. - Ectobius Unidentified bug that looks like an American/German cockroach hybrid. - Ectobius

it's a roach nymph of some ki
it's a roach nymph of some kind. The light color may be because it has recently molted, or it is a light colored speices. Around here the blond ones are all wood roaches of one kind or another, but I am not sure what all is found in Massachusetts. I can see the wing buds on the other images so it will have wings as an adult. The stripes on the abdomin are normal, they are just usually coverd by the wings. Some years wild roach populations can get a boon and wander into homes, but if your area gets cold enough they probubly won't be a long term issue. We had maybe half a dozen wood roaches show up in our house one summer but normally don't see more than one every few years.

 
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For specifics, please see my comments on first image.

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