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Tawny cockroach nymph

Observed: 3rd April 2011 By: andyk
London Natural History Society
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Tawny cockroach nymph
Ventral view
Description:

Several of these small cockroach nymphs beaten from Yew trees.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Tree-dweller

Amazing, I didn't realise these climbed trees! Is it safe to distinguish the nymphs from other species of Ectobius?

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Tree climbing

I didn't expect to find these up a tree either, especially up a Yew!

E. pallidus nymphs are the only species with the dark spots on head, thorax and abdomen (Marshall & Hayes, 1990, Grasshoppers and allied Insects of Great Britain and Ireland).

Andy Keay

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Thanks

Thanks for the ID info Andy.

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