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While walking the pastures tonight(yes at midnight, it sounded like a horse was caught in the fence), I came across this cutie on a tree. It is about one inch long. There were only two that I could find.

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While walking the pastures tonight(yes at midnight, it sounded like a horse was caught in the fence), I came across this cutie on a tree. It is about one inch long. There were only two that I could find.

Roach.jpg

Unfortunately it is a nymph which makes identification almost impossible (and it's a nymph without any unique coloration). If you grow it to adulthood and take a photo it should be easy to identify to species or at least genus.

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Could it be one of the roaches that live under rotting logs and eat the wood? I have similar looking nymphs here, but I know from the past there are several wood-eating species that have nymphs that look like that, and not all are found in the same area as eachother.

this looks like yours

http://www.bugpeople.org/taxa/Blattodea/Bl...4-00238Page.htm

Here are a few more

pennsylvania wood cockroach

http://www.ento.psu.edu/extension/factsheets/wd_roaches.jpg

wood cockroach (Parcoblatta spp.)

http://www.allpest.com/graphics/roach5.jpg

turkistan roaches

http://www.nyworms.com/turkistan_roach.htm

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Oh yes! Thanks! It looks almost identical to the wood roach nymph pictures. I was tempted to catch them, but I have a feeling those little guys are going to be tough. They are living on a really groovy(literally) tree.

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