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Wildlife Photography and Digital Video Images

 

___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Cockroaches 1 Field Cockroaches

 

 

 

A insect on a white surface

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FIELD COCKROACH Loboptera decipiens

 

         As there is only limited reference material available to assist with the identification of cockroaches (perhaps reflecting the fact that these are not the most popular of insects!) this one with pale margins found in the South of France has been provisionally identified as a Field Cockroach Loboptera decipiens. It had been attracted to light (i.e. it was sitting on a lit bulb at night) and this enabled a very clear image to be obtained.

 

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