Smokybrown Cockroach (Sanitary Insect Pest Exhibition by Kaiyodo)
Today we are reviewing the smokybrown cockroach, Periplaneta fulginosa, by Kaiyodo for the Sanitary Insect Pest Exhibition from 2015. A year later, Kaiyodo would release a nymph of this same species in the Sticky Tack Insect set (see the third image). Like most anthropophilic species, the smokybrown is native to Asia. It is very common in Japan and has been introduced to Australia and the United States, where it occurs in the southern part of the country (I had these in my apartment complex in Atlanta). The figure is 4.5 cm (not including antennae) and is in the 1:1 scale. It comes in two pieces; the head and antennae are one and the rest of the body is the other. Toy cockroaches are rarely identifiable to the species level and rarely this realistic and detailed.
Normally we like to discuss these figures, but today I am letting the smokybrown tell you about a day in his life, in pictures: