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Giant cockroach - Periplaneta fuliginosa

Giant cockroach - Periplaneta fuliginosa
Moccasin Lake, Winston, Douglas County, Georgia, USA
August 1, 2008
Size: about 50 mm
Need ID on this large cockroach (?), also known locally and in Florida as Palmetto Bugs. Photographed at night after finding it on back deck with flaslight, very skittish. Supposedly, these insects have taken a foothold here in Georgia from the tourist going in and out of Florida, of course this may just be a story and they have been here all along.

Moved from Cockroaches.

Smoky brown.
I believe this is simply a "smoky brown" cockroach, Periplaneta fuliginosa, which should be native to Georgia already (I saw them in Little Rock, Arkansas even). Nice image.

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