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Cockroach ♂

Ectobius sp.


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.


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

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Ectobius sp. Ectobius

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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 7 years ago

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

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

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