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I wouldn't say I see them very much. I never really looked for them either. More in the summer months I have noticed them while weed eating or mowing the grass. I wonder if the ootheca needs a special requirement like mud or 95% humidity for a period. The humidity gets pretty high here often.

If you see them while mowing the grass occasionally, then I would consider this species kind of common where you are in Florida. But in other states farther north they might be rare.
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If you see them while mowing the grass occasionally, then I would consider this species kind of common where you are in Florida. But in other states farther north they might be rare.

He lives in Louisiana, not Florida. :)

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Nice! Lots of cool inverts (and vertebrates, verts?) there! FYI, that cockroach nymph with the red backdrop seems to be a Blattella species, possibly one of the non-pest ones. :)

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I loved your post on the P. saussurei Hisserdude I also have a request for a post on the P. aegyptiaca

Thanks, glad you liked it! :) Ok, next post can be about my P.aegyptiaca!

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Nice! Lots of cool inverts (and vertebrates, verts?) there! FYI, that cockroach nymph with the red backdrop seems to be a Blattella species, possibly one of the non-pest ones. :)

That red backdrop is actually an orange Home Depot 5 gallon bucket. That dude was fast, so I scooped the surrounding leaves and sticks and threw them in the bucket. I let him go. Too fast to try to keep him lol.

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That red backdrop is actually an orange Home Depot 5 gallon bucket. That dude was fast, so I scooped the surrounding leaves and sticks and threw them in the bucket. I let him go. Too fast to try to keep him lol.

Well it looked red on my kindle, lol! :lol: Yeah when I have to catch a really fast, small invert I just scoop up the ground beneath it and put it in a container, if I tried grabbing the bug itself I'd probably smash it.

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Can we get @Hisserdude on the ID here? Very cool little roach. Those two orangey-yellow spots on the pronotum are very pretty. Good find!

Yes you may! :D It is definitely a Parcoblatta nymph, my guess is virginica.

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Definitely a parcoblatta nymph, hisserdude's probably right about it being virginica but something doesn't quite seem "right" about it, probably just the picture though.

It does seem a little light colored for a virginica, but it doesn't seem to match any of the other Parcoblatta. It's overall body shape and color resemble virginica the most.

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Found these guys today while looking for millipedes.

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The top one seems like one of the Blattella species, looks like B.vaga. The bottom one looks like a Ischnoptera deropeltiformis nymph. Nice finds! :)

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