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Planuncus tingitanus s.l. - teneral ootheca on female A fresh ootheca on a Planuncus tingitanus s.l. in the process of being produced. It will rotate 90 degrees when completed and she will carry it around like that for a short while until it has hardened and she has found a good place to drop it.<br />
Image of complete scene here:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69258/planuncus_tingitanus_s.l._female_carrying_ootheca.html" title="Planuncus tingitanus s.l. female carrying ootheca"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/69258_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1569456010&Signature=4dAOOwoyRbFm%2F14CS0ERI8pBr6o%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Planuncus tingitanus s.l. female carrying ootheca After various records without real proof (based on images being sent in) and a few animals captured that were certainly carried to the Netherlands from holiday travels to southern Europe, this is the first population where we have actual proof of this advenitive species settling an reproducing in the Netherlands.<br />
Specimen kindly sent to me from Gorinchem by Francien Walraven on waarneming.nl (thanks!)<br />
Detail of ootheca here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69256/dscf0365_hd.html Blattodea,Cockroach,Ectobiidae,Ectobius,Ectobius vinzi,Planuncus,Planuncus tingitanus s.l.,ootheca" /></a></figure> Blattodea,Cockroach,Ectobiidae,Ectobius,Ectobius vinzi,Planuncus,Planuncus tingitanus s.l.,ootheca,teneral Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Planuncus tingitanus s.l. - teneral ootheca on female

A fresh ootheca on a Planuncus tingitanus s.l. in the process of being produced. It will rotate 90 degrees when completed and she will carry it around like that for a short while until it has hardened and she has found a good place to drop it.
Image of complete scene here:

Planuncus tingitanus s.l. female carrying ootheca After various records without real proof (based on images being sent in) and a few animals captured that were certainly carried to the Netherlands from holiday travels to southern Europe, this is the first population where we have actual proof of this advenitive species settling an reproducing in the Netherlands.<br />
Specimen kindly sent to me from Gorinchem by Francien Walraven on waarneming.nl (thanks!)<br />
Detail of ootheca here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/69256/dscf0365_hd.html Blattodea,Cockroach,Ectobiidae,Ectobius,Ectobius vinzi,Planuncus,Planuncus tingitanus s.l.,ootheca

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  1. Cool shot! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Ahw ... pfuhhhi ... I was slightly worried the female faction here might #metoo me for this :-P Posted 9 months ago
      1. Hahaha! I can't #metoo it because, believe it or not, I have never laid an ootheca. Two babies, yes, but alas - I have never laid an egg ;P. Posted 9 months ago
        1. This is too funny of a conversation! :D

          I can't say I've laid either. Well, I technically lay unfertilized ones every month! Bahaha!
          Posted 9 months ago
          1. OMG ... what have I started now *schock* ROFL Posted 9 months ago
            1. You are COMPLETELY to blame for this conversation. :P Posted 9 months ago
              1. Bahaha, truth! #metoo to the monthly unfertilized egg "laying". Posted 9 months ago
                1. *SomeFeebleExcuseWithMea&CulpaInItButIForgetHowItGoes* ;o) Posted 9 months ago
                  1. ;P Posted 9 months ago
  2. Super cool! Thank you for sharing!! Posted 9 months ago
  3. Nice close-up! Posted 9 months ago
    1. Thanks Pato, it's a bit of a shame that the ooth got wet, but hey ... Posted 9 months ago
  4. Let me just say this makes me very happy I am not a bug... that thing looks to be the size of her entire abdomen.... Posted 9 months ago
    1. I was going to write something about females, their abdomens and the size of human babies, but in lieu of the discussion above I'd probably better not go there (respect to you childbearing ladies out there!) Posted 9 months ago, modified 9 months ago
  5. I‘m searching for some good pictures of Ectobius/Planuncus/Capriellus for a seminar. It looks, that you maybe could help me. Posted 7 days ago
    1. Howdy, what do you need? Many of my images are mediocre at best (those darn roaches just won't sit still for a second!) and I do not have much for Capriellus myself, but I can probably help "organize" the images that you need. All my images are Public Domain so no restrictions on usage whatsoever, but some of the images I can arrange for you might have "non commercial" licenses or some such, so it would be good to know
      - Which species exactly and/or if you need male, female, nymphal stages, ooth, whatever ...
      - What the type of usage would be (educational/commercial or not or if you need to create derivative works)
      We can discuss this over email if you want, just send me a private message with your mail address.
      Cheers, Arp
      The images I have on JD, you will find in this list (together with some non-roach Orthopteroids):
      Posted 7 days ago, modified 7 days ago
      1. Thank you very much for offering your help. Please find my message in your mail box. Cheers, Caro Posted 6 days ago

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''Planuncus tingitanus s.l.'' is a working title for any of the species belonging to the ''Planuncus tingitanus'' species group, of the cockroach genus ''Planuncus'' . As the exact status of some the species in this group can not be determined without more research, the whole species complex is referred to by the name of the oldest species in the group sensu lato .

As such, ''Planuncus tingitanus s.l.'' refers to an adventive species, or possibly a complex of cryptic species, that has.. more

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