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Adult  - Parcoblatta virginica - male

Adult - Parcoblatta virginica - Male
Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA
Size: 19 mm
One of them molted this morning around 8 AM. I got to see how the wings unfurl. This time, the roach did "hang itself" so to speak on one of the pieces of wood that I stood up in the cage so that it's wings unfurled normally

The adult is long and sleek looking. Could this be Parcoblatta virginica I wonder?

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Moved from Wood Cockroaches.

Median segment hairs
The character used to separate most male Parcoblatta is a patch of hair on the dorsal abdomen just behind the thorax. For P. virginica it is a scattered patch without any real pattern, whereas in other species it is arranged in various structures. On a living roach it might be hard to get the wings spread long enough to get the close look required. You could try chilling him and spreading his wings, but my guess is that you’ll have to wait on his demise to get a good look.

I might try the chilling but will most likely wait until one of them dies. I plan to pin the specimens and spread the wings

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