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Friendly Cockroach

Luridiblatta trivittata


Spotted these tiny Friendly Cockroaches hiking the Ferry Point Loop Trail in Point Richmond, CA. They were about 5mm long, had long antennae. They are native to the Mediterranean, adventive in our area (CA, recently introduced), now apparently in Marin, Petaluma and Cotati. (


Ferry Point Loop Trail in Point Richmond, CA.

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CindyBinghamKeiser 9 years ago

You're welcome. I happened to be researching cockroaches recently so I knew what it was :)

misako 9 years ago

Thank you Cindy for the ID and thank you oxyjack for realizing it was a cockroach!

misako 9 years ago

It was really tiny and moving fast, so those were the best photos I could get. It definitely had more than six legs. I'll try to see if I can crop the photos that I have to get a better photo.

oxyjack 9 years ago

It certainly looks like one, but it looks like a tropical species. I'm not familiar with any living in North America with that appearance. If I could see one close up, I'd be able to say for sure. When you say "it had lots of legs" do you mean more than six? If so, it wasn't a roach because it wasn't an insect.

misako 9 years ago

Is it a cockroach oxyjack? And yes, it was spotted in Point Richmond.

oxyjack 9 years ago

That's one heck of a pretty cockroach! Was this spotted in Richmond?

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Richmond, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 7, 2011
Submitted on Sep 10, 2011

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