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So I got 7 roaches from a guy locally and they are sold as pepper roaches the pattern on the pronotum looks right and the size is right but they have no pepper pattern really except a little at the base of the wing. So the wings are a near solid brown. I took some pics I hope they attach well and will be taking better ones tomorrow. My 1st group of questions are: Is there another species peppered roaches could hybridize with? Is it possible this is a kind of morph? Could diet pay a role in adult wing pattern? (He said he didn't feed them often) Should I keep these separate from future peppered roaches I add to my collection? Then there's a person locally selling what they are calling death heads that look identical to peppered roaches. Along with the classic peppered wings the gold on the pronotum completely encircles the black pattern. I'm stumped on what to do about it. My 2nd group of questions are: Is there a death head hybrid that could look like a pepper roach? Should I be concerned about adding them to my patternless peppers? I know keeping them as just pets it shouldn't matter but when I get to many of them I want to be able to sell or give them away with 100% the right name so they get the right care. Thanks so much in advance for any help. The helpful nature of this forum is awesome I'm glad to be a part of it.