Eric

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This young pitcher of S.purpurea ssp.venosa (Tattnall Co., GA) caught some kind of cockroach.
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It is probably the harmless Ectobius vittiventris. This is the first year I see a lot of them around here. They get rarely caught because they prefer leaf litter. They like it warm and used to live only in the South (Mediterranean), but thanks to climate warming they spread (since 1999) North of the Alps, too.
BTW, Ectobius diappeared in North America 49 Million years ago until (thanks to globalisation) the cool-adapted Ectobius lapponicus was introduced (found 1984 in NH and is spreading from there also to the Maritimes in Canada (NB, PE, NS, ON)). Since then 3 more species were introduced to the US. It is odd how many non-native species show up at our doorstep. Most of them unnoticed by the public, but also a few nasty ones.
 
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stevebradford

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Nice catch!
This young pitcher of S.purpurea ssp.venosa (Tattnall Co., GA) cought some kind of cockroach.
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It is probably the harmless Ectobius vittiventris. This is the first year I see a lot of them around here. They get rarely cought because they prefer leaf litter. They like it warm and used to live only in the South (Mediterranean), but thanks to climate warming they spread (since 1999) North of the Alps, too.
BTW, Ectobius diappeared in North America 49 Million years ago until (thanks to globalisation) the cool-adapted Ectobius lapponicus was introduced (found 1984 in NH and is spreading from there also to the Maritimes in Canada (NB, PE, NS, ON)). Since then 3 more species were introduced to the US. It is odd how many non-native species show up at our doorstep. Most of them unnoticed by the public, but also a few nasty ones.
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Here’s a nasty one. This one I finally caught in our house after finding three shed shells as it grew. The wife’s sister brought it back with her from Jamaica. An American cockroach I believe. Fortunately I caught it and stopped the outbreak as a female can self reproduce without a male apparently. :oops:

My boat usually has a small puddle of water in the bottom of it. The other day I found this giant guy drowned in the bottom. To bad, I would have loved to see it alive. Some sort of wood boring beetle I believe. (Ergates spiculatus)
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