Ectobius vittiventris - Ootheca
Female Ectobius vittiventris sent to me by Ulrich Feldmeier from Sigmaringendorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, where he found it 2018-12-07. This late in the year it's a healthy female that dropped an ootheca while in the mail.
Of course - in accordance with photo location protocols - I crossed the border today with this beasty in a box to shoot these images, for the sole purpose of classifying them under country Germany, as they should be.
''Ectobius vittiventris'' is a cockroach that mainly lives in the South of the Alps. During the past years, it managed to spread in the Northern regions of the Alps and can regularly be seen in Swiss cities like Bern, Geneva and Zurich.
The animal is harmless to humans. As it does not eat any nutritions humans store in their houses the insect dies within days after entering someone's home.