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Rhabdoblatta sp.

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Two males (female looks just like male, but is noticeably larger and somehow bulkier).

Surprizingly, one with orange blotch is by far not freshly molted.

эпиламприна - два самца - уменьшено.jpg

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3 hours ago, mehraban said:

Nymph.

 

Rhabdoblatta 1 nymph - уменьшено.jpg

I wouldn't want to get on the wrong side of those legs! Subtle but quite pretty coloring.

 

2 hours ago, mehraban said:

Two males (female looks just like male, but is noticeably larger and somehow bulkier).

Surprizingly, one with orange blotch is by far not freshly molted.

эпиламприна - два самца - уменьшено.jpg

How gorgeous! So do they normally not have orange blotches?

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9 hours ago, Chimera said:

How gorgeous! So do they normally not have orange blotches?

AFAIU, no; black from above and dull-orange below, with brown eyes. 

But I've already 2 males with such a blotch, separated them with one black female, mb, they'll produce smth interesting :)

In fact, took them in november, 2017, in southern Lao. Dry sandy riverbed, moist but already without water, and nymphs were quite abundant but very local, found'em on only one patch, mb 2 - 3m in diameter, anywhere else around, in absolutely identic places, found nothing.

From february to march successfully molted into imago (only 1 or 2 died for uncertain reasons), and now there is a crowd of newborn roachlings :)

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6 hours ago, mehraban said:

AFAIU, no; black from above and dull-orange below, with brown eyes. 

But I've already 2 males with such a blotch, separated them with one black female, mb, they'll produce smth interesting :)

In fact, took them in november, 2017, in southern Lao. Dry sandy riverbed, moist but already without water, and nymphs were quite abundant but very local, found'em on only one patch, mb 2 - 3m in diameter, anywhere else around, in absolutely identic places, found nothing.

From february to march successfully molted into imago (only 1 or 2 died for uncertain reasons), and now there is a crowd of newborn roachlings :)

Huh, interesting! That would be awesome if you could isolate it.

And nice work! ?

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