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cockroach - Pycnoscelus surinamensis

cockroach - Pycnoscelus surinamensis
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
October 14, 2005
Is this the woods roach? The body was about an inch.

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Don't think so,
because these wings look like they are functional - FL woods roach doesn't have functional wings. I don't have a great handle on roaches, but I'm thinking maybe Surinam roach. See Allpet Roaches and this site.

I wasn't really thinking
of the FL. woods roach, but this, I think I was looking at this type more because I noticed the wings going past the abdomen further than the Surinam roaches, which of course may have nothing to do with anything, but I could not decide between the two.

That's a useful site -
thanks for the link! I got tripped up in common names - sorry about that!
I was also looking at the pale leading edge to the pronotum which I think I see in your shot, but I agree it's hard to pick between these two.

I have to thank
Sean McCann for the site. Sorry about the common name thing, I guess I should stop doing that. I am going to add another image, maybe it will help.

Surinam cockroach.
I agree that this is a Surinam cockroach. We had them in the tropical butterfly exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo! They get around:-) They are parthenogenic as far as I know, with males unknown for the species.

Thanks to all,
for your help.

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