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Roach - Periplaneta fuliginosa

Roach - Periplaneta fuliginosa
Carteret County, North Carolina, USA
August 9, 2009
Size: 4 cm
Relatively large roach that flew down in front of us on a wooded trail through a marsh area. I will just frass if it is not able to be Identified from this shot

Moved from ID Request.

Smoky brown cockroach
That deep brown color without any pattern on the pronotum on a fully winged, large cockroach make this a Smoky Brown Cockroach:

So it is a native
I appreciate the ID help

Naturalized vs. Native
Technically, all of the Periplantea found in North America are not native, although they have been here for so long that they are not generally considered "invasive" anymore. Because they have adapted so well here, they can be called "naturalized." I appreciate your interest in roaches- most are not as flashy as Hymenoptera, but the real mysteries of sociality will be solved by looking at the behaviors of the roaches and termites. Even E. O. Wilson has adopted this view!

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