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I was reading through the NPMA handbook today on roaches. They say the lobster roaches that live wild in Hawaii will kill and eat the pacific beetle mimic roach. And that there are populations of Madeira roaches established in New York. Thoughts?

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I would add that I found a few Little Kenyan Roaches (Blaberidae sp. “Kenya”) in some leaf litter in San Antonio, Texas. :)

Stinking humans!!! ;)

Really, got some pics? If you do could you submit them to bugguide? It would be helpful to know what tropical species are becoming naturalized in the US. Also, this species has been identified by Orin as a Paraplecta species. :)

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So Sorry!! It was a Surinam cockroach (Pycnoscelus surinamensis) and NOT a Little Kenyan Roaches (Blaberidae sp. “Kenya”) ...I was wondering why I could not find it online.

Here are the links:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/206054

http://bugguide.net/node/view/206053

http://bugguide.net/node/view/156260

I have no idea why I typed Little Kenyan Roaches (Blaberidae sp. “Kenya”)!! Sorry about that!! :)

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Ahh still fun though I might still try to go down there to find some. Its been awhile since I have spent to much money on trinkets. : P

Ya, some parts of the river walk have more of a "natural" feel to them. You might have better luck there. The leaf litter I found this one in was moist from a recent rain. Good luck!

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I was reading through the NPMA handbook today on roaches. They say the lobster roaches that live wild in Hawaii will kill and eat the pacific beetle mimic roach. And that there are populations of Madeira roaches established in New York. Thoughts?

Both are unsubstantiated, but very old, rumors.
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