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Common, but ID? - Periplaneta fuliginosa

Common, but ID? - Periplaneta fuliginosa
Cary, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
March 1, 2006
Size: ~4-5mm

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Common, but ID? - Periplaneta fuliginosa Common, but ID? - Periplaneta fuliginosa

Moved from Periplaneta.

A real challenge
I can see why there is no response yet: hours of searching have still not yielded an ID for this species. I'm assuming it's a nymph.

I thought it could possibly be a brown-banded nymph, however the bands are lower and the top one is broader here, and it's black. I also see them in my urban apartment in the Netherlands, and they are not well-established over here (though there was an isolated case in Germany).

They have grown in size from about 4 mm to about 6-7 mm in the last few days.

Could anyone be so kind as to point me in the direction of an ID, or even simply specific tips for controlling this type of cockroach?


I found this scroll down to the bottom. They call it a smokeybrown cockroach nymph. We just moved to North Carolina recently and have been finding these on and off. I think they come in when it rains.


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