Category Archives: Blattodea

cockroaches

Forest cockroach nymphs

Forest cockroach nymphs. These are very common in the leaf litter. Insecta: Dictyoptera: Blattodea Blattella nipponica = mori chabane gokiburi

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Burrowing Cockroach

We were happy to find this burrowing cockroach (oogokiburi) when we visited Sugao-no-taki Waterfall near Kitakyushu. Insecta: Pterygota: Blattodea Burrowing cockroach: oogokiburi: Panesthia angustipennis spadica

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Burrowing Cockroaches

I’ve found several of these burrowing cockroaches in the past couple of weeks. They live in the forest and seem to especially like woodpiles. My daughter, Aya, and I both enjoyed holding and playing with the big black roaches, much … Continue reading

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Smokey Brown Cockroach

Smokey brown cockroaches (kurogokiburi) are said to prefer living outdoors, but we sometimes get them in our house. They are scavengers and will eat almost anything but normally feed on plant material. Fast moving and quite large (3cm) with spiky … Continue reading

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