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Beetle larva? - Cryptocercus punctulatus

Beetle larva? - Cryptocercus punctulatus
Potomac State Forest, Garrett County, Maryland, USA
May 12, 2013
I not really sure what this critter is. My guess would be it is a larva of some type. It was found under a log on the slope of a rich deciduous forest. Can someone help me out? Thanks for looking.

Moved from ID Request.

adult cockroach... Cryptocercus ?punctulatus
although i don't see any references to its ranging into Maryland!

Thank you for the speedy id.
Thank you for the speedy id. I now know what Cryptocercus cockroaches look like :)
I did a little research and according to G. Folkerts in his article
"The range of the Eastern woodeating cockroach, Cryptocercus punctulatus Scudder (Blattaria: Cryptocercidae) in the United States" published in the Entomological News, 117(1): 101-108. 2006., this cockroach is found in Maryland. Folkerts say, "In western Maryland, Cryptocerus is common. It is relatively abundant in Garrett State Forest..."
Thanks again for the help.

thank you so much for directing me to that important article of which i, and apparently other users, were unaware