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P1020398

Observed: 12th October 2013 By: Wastemantjandmd
P1020398
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Description:

Found in a fruit bowel in our dinning room so may have come with the fruit. 22mm long and about 6mm across at widest. Shows no inclination to fly. I would like to know if it is native and can be released.

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Comments

Joe Botting's picture

Cockroach, I think...

...but that is absolutely stunning. It isn't native, I'm sure, and I don't think you should let it go - for one thing, it won't survive outdoors in the UK anyway. Does the fruit have a country of origin?

Wastemantjandmd's picture

P1020398

Unfortunately the packaging has gone so I don't know the country of origin of the fruit. The fruits in the bowl were bananas, oranges (clementines or satsumas) and kiwi fruits.