Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Cockroach ♂

Ectobius sp.

Description:

Ectobius is a genus of cockroaches native to Old World described by Stephens in 1835, belonging to the family Blattellidae, subfamily Ectobiinae. The adult 'cockroaches' reach 6–12 millimetres (0.24–0.47 in) of length, the basic coloration of their body is mostly brown or yellowish, with a clearer margin. The females are usually bigger than the males and have shorter wings, while in the males wings cover at least the whole abdomen.

Habitat:

Species of this genus are mainly present in most of Europe, in eastern Palearctic ecozone and in the Near East.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Cockroach
Ectobius sp. Ectobius


Sign in to suggest organism ID

2 Comments

Atanas Tanev
Atanas Tanev 7 years ago

Have no idea, I don't have books with keys for identification for cockroaches, just saw it in my university's collection. There wasn't any species names so maybe it's not so easy to tell. Only can tell you that looks like a male. :)

injica
injica 7 years ago

Thank you, could it be Ectobius lapponicus? They have this spots and dark end "antennas"?

injica
Spotted by
injica

Croatia

Spotted on May 5, 2013
Submitted on May 5, 2013

Related Spottings

Forest Cockroach Spotting Dusky Cockroach Waldschabe

Nearby Spottings

Flies (copulation) Bumblebee / Bumbar Snail / Puž Comb-clawed Beetle Isomira semiflava

Reference

Tags

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors

Join the Project Noah Team Join Project Noah Team