Giant Peppered Cockroaches

One of the advantages of working in an entomology department is that no one even blinks when you have pet stick insects, mantids, and giant cockroaches in your office.  And to think…one of my old lab mates freaked out when I let a preying mantis loose in the office.

Blaberus

Archimandrita tesselata

IMG_7827 IMG_7829 IMG_7831 IMG_7837 IMG_7839 IMG_7843 IMG_7844 IMG_7852 IMG_7854The nymphs don’t have wings yet, so you can easily see their abdominal segments.  (Doesn’t everyone say abdominal definition is sexy?)

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Aw, don’t be shy…

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