A break in the rain was particularly warm and sunny, and these insects began flying all around. I asked the children if they could figure out where they were coming from and they did! They were emerging from the grassy, weedy ground between a fence and a treated wood raised bed.
I was trying to find the isolated population of slender salamanders that I found last year but found these guys instead.
una cucaracha de color blanca
Blattodea is an insect order that currently combines the Cockroaches and the Termites. Formerly, the Termites were considered a separate order, Isoptera, but genetic and molecular evidence suggests a very close relationship with the Cockroaches. The Blattodea and the Mantises (order Mantodea) are now all considered part of the superorder Dictyoptera.