So I believe this is a first for my site. A cockroach, probably one of the more reviled insects in the world. I think this is the only one I’ve ever seen in the forest/natural environment. I’ve seen roaches of various kinds in NYC apartments and in butterfly houses, but this rather drab unassuming female is unique to my personal checklist.
(Technically, this isn’t quite true as one time I found a similar specimen in my bag after returning home from a week in the outdoors; I think it was just a hitchhiker, and maybe from around the friends’ place I was staying at after said outdoors week, but if it’s not going to give me the courtesy of finding it in the natural landscape, then I’m not counting it. My blog, my rules, I guess. Plus it was really small. Plus I thought it was a beetle at first, albeit a weirdie beetle. Plus I don’t have any photos of it. Let’s forget I even mentioned it.)
ANYWAY. I don’t know much about roaches except that they’re supposed to be dirty and able to survive the nuclear apocalypse and I think care for their young? I don’t know what of that is true, but they seem interesting in general. I’ll probably need the boost of some more photos to motivate myself into learning something about them. Might be a while if past precedent holds up.