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Tropidischia xanthostoma

Tropidischia xanthostoma
Marys Peak, Benton County, Oregon, USA
August 2, 2022
Two nymphs found at dusk on overhanging rock near small creek on the road to the summit.

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Tropidischia xanthostoma Tropidischia xanthostoma

Didn't happen to collect breeding numbers of these, did ya?
Been wanting these to enter culture for forever...

I wish...
I ended up with two nymphs and an adult, but unfortunately they all died super quickly within hours of collection. I think they require very cool, humid conditions. Next time I'll be better prepared!

I see you're in (or at least just were in) TX right now, if you happen to find any Eremoblatta, non-bolliana Arenivaga, Euthlastoblatta abortiva, or native camel crickets, please let me know, looking to add more of all of those to my collection and get some more US natives established in culture. :)

Yeah, they definitely need it cool and humid...
with cool temps being the most important of the two, they only seem to be found adjacent to cool streams, maybe wandering a bit more during the Fall. Hopefully you can collect some more next time, would love to culture these beauties one day! 😄

will let you know
Just barely out of range for most of those sand roaches, and the camel crickets don't seem too common around here, alas. But I do want to travel more widely in the state while I'm here, so will hopefully run across these things at some point

Sweet, thanks!
Hope you find some neat species on your trip! :D

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