which sp is this roach?

Takumaku

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It's a Hormetica sp., possible Hormetica verrucosa or Hormetica seabrai.
 

Takumaku

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I'm sorry, but until the genus Lucihormetica is published in the ARTHROPODA, I will not accept the new name. As of right now, I am only aware that the genus Lucihormetica has not been published in the ARTHROPODA but in the "Amazoniana". Amazoniana is mainly a "hobbyist magazine" and to my knowledge the taxonomical relevant papers are peer-reviewed.



Zompro, O & Fritzsche, I. (2000): Lucihormetica fenestrata n. gen., n. sp., the first record of luminescence in an orthopteroid insect (Dictyoptera: Blaberidae: Blaberinae: Brachycolini). Amazoniana 15(3/4): 211-219, figs. 1-6.
 

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looks like Blaberus discoidalis to me.
 

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The head pattern is crazy on that, splotches of red on the black, and the yellow areas on the body. Interesting.
 

Takumaku

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looks like Blaberus discoidalis to me.
Relying on the OP claim that this roach came from Brazil is why I said Blaberus giganteus. Discoid are native to Cuba. Heck, there are a few new species of Blaberus finding their way into Brazil...it could be any one of them.
 

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blaberus giganteus have some id key?
how can i know if it's giganteus or not?
A simple way to help eliminate some of the blaberus sp. is by measuring the total length.

discoidalis: 35-45 mm
giganteus: 73-90 mm
 

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The genus Hormetica doen´t exist, now it´s called Lucihormetica.

Your roach is a L. verrucosa or L. seabrai:)
Only the species in which males have two yellow spots were supposedly moved to luci. Most Hormetica are still Hormetica no matter what taxonomic system you follow.
 
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