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Observed: 25th October 2013 By: Diego ValverdeDiego Valverde’s reputation in InvertebratesDiego Valverde’s reputation in InvertebratesDiego Valverde’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:
Identifications
  • Cucaracha
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    Likely ID
    Escarabajo tenebriónido (Nycterinus sp.)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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Species interactions

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Comments

Jonathan's picture

Not an American cockroach

Not an American cockroach (Periplaneta americana). Looks like a carabid beetle.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Víctor Pastén-Marambio's picture

Clarification

It's definitely a tenebrionid beetle. The species of the families Tenebrionidae and Carabidae are called "cucarachas" or "cucarachos" by the majority of chileans, who call the true cockroaches (order Blattodea) "baratas". As you can see, it's only a matter of common names.

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I see. Yet another example

I see. Yet another example of how misleading common names are. Thanks for the information.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)