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Parcoblatta virginica - Parcoblatta - male

Parcoblatta virginica - Parcoblatta - Male
Marlton, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
June 3, 2008
Size: Maybe around 18 mm?
Many of these came to the light one night. Is this Parcoblatta virginica? Male I think?

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Parcoblatta virginica - Parcoblatta - male Parcoblatta virginica - Parcoblatta - male

Moved

Possibly Parcoblatta uhleriana
This might not be Parcoblatta virginica. I am not so sure though.

Moved
Moved from Wood Cockroaches. as IDable as any others on the page.

Moved
Moved from Cockroaches.

Yes to Parcoblatta male....
Species ID in Parcoblatta is rather problematic. Males have a special structure on top of the thorax, but it is concealed by the wings! You pretty much have to kill the roach, spread the wings, and stick it under a microscope to tell what, exactly, you have, and even at that, there is enough variation to create further confusion:-) Great image, though!

 
Thanks
I guess there is no sense in me running outside to grap the one I saw earlier. I'll leave at genus unless someone pipes in about only one in NJ or something like that. They fly very well and it might be a tough catch anyway. :-)

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