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cockroach - Parcoblatta virginica? - Parcoblatta

cockroach - Parcoblatta virginica? - Parcoblatta
Baiting Hollow, Suffolk County, New York, USA
June 6, 2009
Found in leaves.

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Moved
There are a couple of possibilities within Parcoblatta. The only way to tell for sure is to look at the dorsal aspect of the abdomen, where there are diagnostic characters in the males. This requires spreading the wings of the insect post mortem, as done here:


One species (P. uhleriana) can also be identified by the shape of the individual segments of the cerci, if you happen to get a really close-up picture of those.

Moved from Cockroaches and Termites.

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