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Confirm ID - Periplaneta australasiae

Confirm ID - Periplaneta australasiae
Sarasota County, Florida, USA
April 20, 2011
Size: 1 1/4 inch
Periplaneta australasiae? Found in the same location as the small roach I posted yesterday.

Images of this individual: tag all
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Moved from ID Request.

I'll take the heat if I moved these too quickly, but I think you are correct. According to the Guide, this species "can be differentiated [from the American Cockroach] by the increased contrast on the colors on the pronotum ("hood") of the cockroach, and confirmed by the presence of white bands on the outsides of the wings."

Ken, I went back through my past images(of Australian). Some of them look(to me)completely different.

I looked back through your images...
A lot of the earlier ones were nymphs. Your most recent submission sure looks like this one, though:

Bottom line: I haven't seen anything that makes me regret moving the pics. However, John Carlson will let us know soon enough if I've messed up. :)

past images
Thanks always for the help...

Australian cockroaches
Within the Americas, the only Periplaneta adults that have those pale side-bars on the wings are Australian cockroaches. Less reliably, the thorax classically looks like a perfect Batman logo. The nymphs are also nice, because this is one of the few species where they are reliably identified to species, based on the vivid splashes of paleness on the abdomen. (Well, vivid compared to the all-brown cockroaches; I guess it depends on what you're used to looking at!) Great pictures as always Gary, and great identification as always Ken.

to get an i.d. confirmed you have to state what you think it is.

did you happen to miss the question mark above?

do you know what confirm means?

Please don't be antagonistic, even if it is in jest. It is easy for intentions to be misconstrued when communication consists only of written words.

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