BLATTODEA (Termites & Cockroaches)

Blattodea-Blattidae-Cockroaches TENERAL (B)


Santa Cruz County, Arizona
Coordinates: 31.335112, -110.937919
Elevation: 3,931 ft
May 25, 2021
Size: 22 mm
Teneral specimen found in a compost bin containing kitchen waste
Determined by Salvador Vitanza
Confirmed by Tristan Shanahan who said: “I don’t know if anyone could definitively discern a Shelfordella lateralis male from a Periplaneta americana male when still teneral, at least not when the wings haven’t fully expanded. It’s probably Shelfordella lateralis.”

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