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23 hours ago, Test Account said:

Ah, I forgot about Phoraspis and friends, the other “trenchcoat-wearing” roaches! Something about that pronotum shape did look a bit strange for Gyna.

To be fair, they are quite similar looking from above! Once you have a side view though, the domed wings of Phoraspis clearly sets them apart from Gyna, (among other things). I get the sense they are beetle mimics of some sort, maybe of tortoise beetles?

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52 minutes ago, Hisserdude said:

To be fair, they are quite similar looking from above! Once you have a side view though, the domed wings of Phoraspis clearly sets them apart from Gyna, (among other things). I get the sense they are beetle mimics of some sort, maybe of tortoise beetles?

I believe that Cockroaches: Ecology, Behavior, and Natural History confirms that Phoraspis and several other "colorful trenchcoat roaches" are lampyrid mimics or something.

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14 minutes ago, Test Account said:

I believe that Cockroaches: Ecology, Behavior, and Natural History confirms that Phoraspis and several other "colorful trenchcoat roaches" are lampyrid mimics or something.

Ah, good to know! :D

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