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3 Comments

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Unfortunately Blattodea is really a large group of cockroaches. Checking some I only know which candidates are ruled out. My closest guess would be Oxyhaloa deusta, Red-headed Cockroach. Do you remember a reddish head?? I cannot see it with this perspective from your slightly blurred picture. But I see some similar markings at the margins.
http://www.schaben-spinnen.de/Data/Artic...
http://www.schaben-spinnen.de/Data/Artic...
http://www.ispot.org.za/species_dictiona...
What do you think?

Leon van Zyl
Leon van Zyl 5 years ago

Hi bayucca I googled blattodea and as far as I can see that includes 4500 species? The closest common name I could get is the male oriental roach.

bayucca
bayucca 5 years ago

Looks like some kind of a Cockroach, probably Blattodea.

Leon van Zyl
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Leon van Zyl

KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Lat: -29.74, Long: 30.59

Spotted on Apr 18, 2014
Submitted on Apr 18, 2014

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