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Yamai, a new roach hobbyist from Taiwan. (not Thailand, or Japan!!)

Have about 70 species of roaches, most of them are native in Taiwan and Mainland China, and also pet roaches.

My target is try to collect and identify the roaches in Taiwan, but any species from oversea will be intrested in too.

This is my list of my culture spec. that have been identified.

Just start to collect roaches since 2008, and most of them are nymph and samall colony at present.

family Blaberidae

Blaberidae from Kenya, small spec. 0,5-1cm in adult

Blaberus boliviensis Princis, 1946

Blaberus colosseus (Illiger, 1801) (Peru)

Blaberus colosseus (Illiger, 1801) (Ecuador)

Blaberus craniifer Burmeister, 1838

Blaberus discoidalis Serville, 1839

Blaberus giganteus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Blaptica dubia (Serville, 1839)

Byrsotria fumigata (Guérin-Méneville, 1857)

Byrsotria rothi Gutiérrez & Linares, 2003

Eublaberus distanti (Kirby, W. F., 1903)

Eublaberus posticus (Erichson, 1848)

Hemiblabera sp. Dominican Republic

Lucihormetica subcincta (Walker, 1868)

Lucihormetica verrucosa (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865)

Phoetalia pallida (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865)

Diploptera nigrescens Shiraki, 1931

Diploptera punctata (Eschscholtz, 1822)

Opisthoplatia orientalis (Burmeister, 1838)

Rhabdoblatta formosana (Shiraki, 1906)

Rhabdoblatta karnyi (Shiraki, 1931)

Rhabdoblatta rustica (Stål, 1877)

Rhabdoblatta cf. sinensis (Walker, 1868)

Rhabdoblatta takahashii Asahina, 1967

Gromphadorhina oblongonota van Herrewege, 1973

Gromphadorhina portentosa (Schaum, 1853)

Princisia vanwaerebeki van Herrewege, 1973

Henschoutedenia flexivitta (Walker, 1868)

Nauphoeta cinerea (Olivier, 1789)

Rhyparobia maderae (Fabricius, 1781)

Oxyhaloa deusta (Thunberg, 1784)

Panesthia angustipennis cognata (Bei-Bienko, 1969)

Panesthia angustipennis yayeyamensis Asahina, 1988

Salganea raggei Roth, L. M., 1979

Salganea taiwanensis taiwanensis Roth, L. M., 1979

Panchlora sp. Big

Paranauphoeta formosana Matsumura, 1913

Perisphaerus punctatus Bei-Bienko, 1969

Perisphaerus pygmaea Karny, 1915

Trichoblatta nigra (Shiraki, 1906)

Pycnoscelus indicus (Fabricius, 1775)

Pycnoscelus striata (Kirby, 1903)

Pycnoscelus surinamensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Schultesia lampyridiformis Roth, L. M., 1973

family Blattellidae

Anaplecta simplex Shiraki, 1931

Blattella formosana (Karny, 1915)

Blattella germanica (Linnaeus, 1767)

Blattella karnyi Princis, 1969

Episymploce asahinai Roth, L. M., 1985

Episymploce formosana formosana (Shiraki, 1908)

Hemithyrsocera histrio (Burmeister, 1838)

Loboptera decipiens decipiens (Germar, 1817)

Lobopterella dimidiatipes (Bolivar, 1890)

Scalida schenklingi (Karny, 1915)

Symploce gigas gigas Asahina, 1979

Symploce striata striata Asahina, 1979

Symploce striata wulaii Asahina, 1979

Balta vilis (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865)

Megamareta pallidiola (Shiraki, 1906)

Megamareta pallidiola boninensis (Asahina)

family Blattidae

Dorylaea flavicincta (Haan, 1842)

Hebardina sonana (Shiraki, 1931)

Homalosilpha gaudens Shelford, 1910

Periplaneta banksi Hanitsch, 1931

Periplaneta ceylonica Karny, 1908

Eurycotis opaca (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865)

family Polyphagidae

Ergaula capucina (Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893)

Eucorydia aenea dasytoides (Walker, 1868)

Eupolyphaga sinensis (Walker, 1868)

Therea petiveriana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Therea sp. “Grandjeani”

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WELCOME !!

You have many species that are not available in the United States, so I have some envy of your collection. You also have many species that we have in common, so I consider your collection well done indeed. I would love to see photos of both the nymphs and adults of the species not known in US cultures. I will message you a list if it will help ;)

Thank you for joining this forum. I look forward to your posts and photos if available.

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WELCOME !!

You have many species that are not available in the United States, so I have some envy of your collection. You also have many species that we have in common, so I consider your collection well done indeed. I would love to see photos of both the nymphs and adults of the species not known in US cultures. I will message you a list if it will help ;)

Thank you for joining this forum. I look forward to your posts and photos if available.

Don`t need to envy, I just collect the wild roaches from my hometown.

Since there are around 70-100 spec. in Taiwan, my collection is just a tiny start.

The spec. in USA and Whole America are intresting for me, I envy u too~~~ :lol:

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I've had contact with two people named Yamai (Taiwan) over the years. Are you the phasmid Yamai or the beetle Yamai (or are you a new Yamai...the roach Yamai?) ;)

Welcome!

Beetle Yamai??? Oh~~ I guess these two are myself~~ hahaha

and the Beetle-Yamai is quite long long long time ago~~ how can u remember it~!

Long time no see, my old friend.

I like to rear many different things, so maybe next time, I will use mix-Yamai~ ;)

btw.. ur personal picture is Holocompsa sp.?

looks so cute

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It is nice to see that you are still in the hobby. Do you still keep other bugs?

There was another Yamai that raised only beetles. (I'm not confusing him with you ;) ) I think he had a Taiwanese website too, but it is a very long time ago now.

Of course I remember Yamai H! Some of my favorite hobby memories are of the years before 9/11 when I used to trade stuff with collectors ALL over the world! Of course, I have not imported since 9/11.

Just a few days ago I came across some nice dried specimens of N. swinhoei and some colorful weevils (once alive). Maybe you can remember them?

And I have the jade bats still too (for my daughter).

Haven't forgotten. I need to come to Taiwan someday and you can take me to the market and show me how to eat bugs and other strange foods!

:lol:

Photo is the Pacific Cockroach, Euthyrrhapha pacifica (Coquebert, 1804). I took the photo in Maui, Hawaii.

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That is a very big collection for a person who just start keeping it for a year. I wonder how much it will be after 3-5 years, maybe you'll have half of the species around the world. :lol:

Dear Juraij

That`s impossible, because I don`t have enough space to keep them~~ haha, but it`s really my dream.

In the next year, I will put all my attention on Taiwan , Mainland China, and S.E. Asia.

Wish someday we will meet in Malaysia~ ;)

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I am always in the hobby, just change different target in different time~~

Like these two cute guys I collected from Malaysia

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Actually, now I spend more life to travel in Asia for collecting. Sometimes I am disappear on internet for a long time.

This is the album with some pic of my travel in 2007

http://yamai.pixnet.net/album

Always welcome u to join with me~~

My spot is on the species of Panesthiinae with "Giant Horn" and ornamental colour~~ I will travel for them in next year, including S. India. (I guess u know which I am looking for~~ :P

Euthyrrhapha pacifica (Coquebert, 1804) looks so cute, I think it`s a good reason to visit Hawaii.

and... the markets sell bugs for food is in Thailand~~ not in Taiwan~~ :P

I do like them very much~~ especially the Salad with ant~

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I know China has the salad with bees too. I thought I saw some Taiwanese videos on Youtube with bug foods. Sorry if I'm mistaken.

Am I looking at plants in your photos there, or are the bugs just REALLLY small? ;) Still raising Megacrania?

No, Hawaii is terrible for bugs. Don't waste your time. The islands are too new and too isolated to have evolved very many great bugs. Most of the bugs I did see were introduced. So many better places to visit, more close to "home".

Just popped into your photo album. Looks like you've been working out a bit since I saw you last. Secret roach recipe, perhaps? I can see why you tend to visit warm places. You don't own any shirts ;)

And great artwork!

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