Unidentified insect - cockroach? #743161 - Ask Extension


Unidentified insect - cockroach? #743161

Asked April 07, 2021, 8:19 PM EDT

I am found this bug (dead) and I’m looking to see if it could be a cockroach. Very much hoping it’s just some sort of beetle. This is in midcoast Maine not too far from a lake. It is about 1/2 to 3/4 inches.

Lincoln County Maine

Expert Response

Sounds like you are on the East Coast and I reside on the West Coast(Oregon) It would be better if you contacted someone locally who might be familiar with the local insects: a university extension office perhaps.  Sorry i could not be of help.

Jack Shorr Replied April 07, 2021, 10:16 PM EDT

Thank you for your reply! I didn’t find a place to ask for Maine so I was attempting to ask the national board. I did find an insect called the western conifer seed bug and I thought it looked pretty similar to the photo. I know those exist elsewhere; any chance you could confirm or offer your opinion on whether that looks likely?

Thank you again!

sadeangelo Replied April 07, 2021, 11:03 PM EDT

I will have to refer your inquiry to a specialist.  I am unable to verify your insect ID.

Jack Shorr Replied April 07, 2021, 11:38 PM EDT

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