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.
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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