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PSA, new IDs for some old roach stocks...

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So this might be old news to some of you, but just in case, I thought I'd reiterate some findings made a couple years back by the taxonomist Dominic Evangelista, and prominent European blatticulturist @Nicolas Rousseaux of the Cafarnarium. You can read the original post here on Facebook, but I figured I'd copy and paste the important parts here on the forum for those who don't frequent FB:

Identification by D. Evangelista, based on animals reared in captivity, mainly strains from the Cafarnarium:

Diploptera punctata ==> Diploptera cf. minor
Uncertain, but it's obviously not Diploptera punctata, and Diploptera minor seems very close. 

Ischnoptera sp. “Costa Rica” ==> Ischnoptera rufa “Costa Rica"

Symploce macroptera ==> Symploce incuriosa

Other changes:

Eublaberus sp. "Ivory" ==> Eublaberus cf. distanti "Ivory"
Unconfirmed opinion from D. Evangelista.

Eublaberus sp. “Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil” ==> Eublaberus cf. serranus “Brazil, Mato Grosso, Pantanal”
Currently discussed on specialised forum.

Gromphadorhina sp. "Ranomafana" ==> Gromphadorhina cf. portentosa "Madagascar, Ranomafana"
The most probable species.

Hemithyrsocera histrio ==> Hemithyrsocera vittata
Now I've seen TYPES from these two species at the Museum, it's IMPOSSIBLE it's H. histrio. H. vittata, in picture (don't pay attention to the label, wich refers to an other individual in the box, bad framing due to the excitation of the situation) is highly, highly probable.

Panesthia angustipennis angustipennis ==> Panesthia angustipennis angustipennis “Roth’s original stock”
As this strain is diferent from other Panesthia angustipennis angustipennis and looks like Panesthia angustipennis cognata, this precision seems necessary. They are the descendants from the stock of Louis M. Roth.

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And yes, I made a similar post back in 2017, but I figured I'd just go more in depth, since there still seems to be some confusion nowadays, (for example people in the US still call their Diploptera cf. minor "D.punctata", which is incorrect according to Evangelista, punctata are quite a bit bigger).

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