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Wood cockroaches

Parcoblatta spp.

Aster leafhopper

Jeff Hahn, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota

Aster leafhopper

Kansas Department of Agriculture Archive, Bugwood.org


Size: 1/2 - 1 inch long

Description: Flattened, oval body; head hidden when viewed from above; long antennae and legs; dark brown, with light-colored bands on the edge of the body near the head.

Where/When: Associated with wooded areas (may occasionally enter homes) during spring and summer.

Significance: Beneficial as recycler of decaying plant matter and is just a nuisance. Does not infest food, clothes, or other property. Does not persist or reproduce indoors.

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