I hope this doesn’t break the ‘help with id’ forum rule - it’s not intended to directly elicit identification, rather a suitable identifier. I’m actually hoping to be directed to an entomologist with expertise in cockroach id.
I posted this back in May and it got some interest but no id. I also sent it to the Australian Museum and received this reply:
> Hi Condell
> Thank you for your enquiry.
> I couldn’t find a match and sent it to a number of entomologists. This was their reply “It’s not often we can’t identify a cockroach; nothing in our collection is close to it and David Rentz doesn’t know it. Any chance that it was collected so we can have a closer look at it?”
> So if you see it again, and are able to capture it, our entomologists would love to have a closer look it .
> David Bock
> Manager, Search & Discover | Visitor Experience and Education
> Australian Museum 1 William Street Sydney NSW 2010 Australia
Before I get excited about a possible new species I would like to have more expert input, so if you’re aware of an entomologist with appropriate interest/expertise could you please let me know. In the event that it can’t be identified (I think the likelihood of capture rather small) what next or is that the end of the story?