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lil roach id - Latiblattella rehni

lil roach id - Latiblattella rehni
Sarasota County, Florida, USA
April 19, 2011
Size: 1/2 inch
John, Hope this helps. Thank you.

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Moved from Ectobiidae.

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Moved from Small Yellow Texas Cockroach.

This is a female Latiblattella rehni. Triangular subgenital plate is one of the characters mentioned in the description for this species.

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It is actually the lack of dorsal coloration/pattern that identifies this species. There are other genera that have rims of translucency (e.g. many Parcoblatta) but this cockroach has a translucent covering that is really remarkable. There is apparently another species within this genus that has become established in Florida, and when I get a chance I will verify that this is the more familiar species. The lighting that you have brings out a lot of the features in the cockroach that I haven’t really examined before in this species. If I’m wrong on the species, it should be easy to figure that out with these images once I figure out where I have the paper that describes the differences.
Moved from Cockroaches and Termites.

 
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John, Thank you. Your comments, explanations and help are always appreciated.

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