Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA.
A couple of these hanging around right up front this morning. 3rd photo for location context.
Inside a house, second storey.
I put this gal in the freezer for awhile so I could slow her down for staging.
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Awesome night with much gratitude to our hosts for inviting us to observe on their property.
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.