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Found a computer bug.  - Periplaneta fuliginosa

Found a computer bug. - Periplaneta fuliginosa
Washington Parish, Louisiana, USA
August 19, 2009
Size: ~2mm
It looks like a roach I think? That's about as far as I can narrow it down. It was tiny and on my keyboard. Is it immature, maybe?

Moved from Cockroaches. I believe that the white tips on the antennae and the translucent/white pattern on the thorax and abdomen on a specimen that is otherwise black are characteristic of Smoky Brown Cockroaches. Brownbanded nymphs have a slightly different pattern (but close), and tend to be multiple shades of brown.

Moved from ID Request.

Yes, a cockroach nymph, possibly the brown-banded. Great shot!

Thanks! They usually aren't so cooperative with me. I think the fact it can't fly off when I shove a camera in its face helped me get a good shot this time.
Hmm, if there's no way to tell exactly I'll just move it to "roaches" then.

I cropped this image... show more insect and less keyboard.

But, but that was my size ref
But, but that was my size reference! Haha, now all I need is a positive ID, and I'll move it appropriately.

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