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Periplaneta bru*nnea - Periplaneta brunnea - male

Periplaneta bru*nnea - Periplaneta brunnea - Male
Adult male from my culture. Cerci are different than those of my Periplaneta americana, pronotum pattern is different, leg color is darker, and oothecae are roughly 1.5 times as big.

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Periplaneta bru*nnea - Periplaneta brunnea - male Periplaneta brunnea - female Periplaneta brunnea - male - female

It's wonderful to finally have this species on BugGuide- thank you for the addition. Could you note where the original specimens came from (i.e. before they were in culture), and how long they have been in culture (approximate number of generations or years)? Also, if you have images of the very early instars and ootheca, those would be great additions as well. I'm surprised at how similar one of your nymphs looks like an Australian cockroach nymph; this demonstrates how linking the immature stages to identifiable adults is one of the most interesting and important contributions of BugGuide to entomology in my opinion. It's great to have a cockroach enthusiast on BugGuide that is also a good photographer!

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I am unsure of where the orig
I am unsure of where the original stock came from; these adults have been with me for about a month and came from a friend in California who breeds them, who got them from another person and etc. If I had to guess I'd say they've only been in culture for about 10 years.
The females have been laying a good amount of oothecae and I will get pics of those when I find one and pics of the nymphs when they hatch.
It's good to be here. :) I hope to get up detailed series shots of the other Periplaneta species as well soon.

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