Bug of the Day

Ok, here you go, the THREE PEOPLE who think roaches are cool ;-).

This is a Dusky Cockroach, Ectobius lapponicus, that I found on the side of my house earlier this summer. Looked a bit too much like a house-infesting German cockroach for my liking - feh - but it turned out to be a European introduction we see now in the northeastern US and Canada.

Bug of the Day

Does the interesting facial perspective on this cockroach I found on the side of my shed make it any less creepy and roachy? ;-)

I’m thinking this is probably a large wood roach, Parcoblatta sp., but I’m not too familiar with this insect order. Maybe those cool white marks by the eyes are diagnostic…