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Florida Woods Roach

Eurycotis floridana


A 1 1/2 inch long roach with mostly dark brown coloration, but two lighter colored bands towards the head. Light spots around the outer edge of the back.


A lush yard near Lake Killarney in central Florida. The trees are tall, bushes thick and plants well-watered. It's a very friendly place for flora and fauna. This spider was in a far corner of the yard, atop some bushes in the shade of a tree.


I found this roach while I was working in a woodpile - I think he got a little smashed by a log. Also, I'm not positive that this is a Florida Woods Roach, but it's in the right place and every local I asked refers to them as Palmetto Bugs, i.e. the Florida Woods Roach.

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1 Comment

Mr. Goldfish
Mr. Goldfish 8 years ago

Not Eurycotis floridana. Periplaneta I guess.

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Winter Park, Florida, USA

Spotted on Dec 10, 2011
Submitted on Dec 26, 2011

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