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While on vacations I found this bug which I think its a roach (I'm not much into roaches).

My first guess was Loboptera decipiens but from the photos of this sp that I found while googling, it doesn't has the markings that the specimen on the photos has.

Then while googling for roach species that are endemic to Greece I found some photos of Phyllodromica marginata that look like this.

Its size is ~ 0.5+ cm.

Btw this is a female since it was carrying an eggsack similar to the ones that S.lateralis do.

The quality of the photos is not very good because of the roach size...hope you guys can confirm if its a P.marginata or not.

Here are the photos:

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Hello, this is Mark. It looks like P. marginata to me. Did you happen to keep it and her ootheca? Although they climb glass and are potentially synanthropic, they would make a great culture.

yes i did.

they are indeed synanthropic since they were found inside a country house.

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yes i did.

they are indeed synanthropic since they were found inside a country house.

Well, if you have success raising these guys, please keep me in mind. Feel welcome to contact me at Blatta70@aol.com if you decide to part with any.

Mark

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  • 1 month later...

seems that one of the ooths hatched today.

From what I managed to count, there must be aprox 10 nymps.

Hopefully the other ootheca will hatch successfully as well.

the nymphs are tiny and I doubt my photo-cam can focus on them...

Will post some photos when I'll manage to take some.

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