I looked down and this thing was crawling across my lap at an outdoor restaurant. I sprang up like a big baby and squealed incessantly at how GROSS it was! Yeah, Love bugs but...not roaches...
Native form found in the wild.
Seen at the Palm Canyon Campground.
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.