Cockroach (Ectobius)


6065   Photo of a beetle I saw outside my house. At first I thought it was a German cockroach but it didn’t have the dorsal stripe I expected to see. Located north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Thanks!   Jamie

This is a cockroach in the genus Ectobius, a relatively recent introduction to North America from the Mediterranean region. See for an image and for more detailed information.  Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.