These bugs are typically between 1/2 and 3/4 inch long, are brown and black, have 6 legs, and have a large front segment, two smaller body segments, and many smaller segments behind them. They are found in dead wood, usually under the bark. What are they called?
You did not say where you were from, but I believe this is the American wood cockroach which would mean you live in CA or the southwestern states. If not it is a wood cockroach of the same Genus.
Since they overwinter as partially grown nymphs, this may be a young male,but is probably a nearly full grown female.
They are found in hollow trees, stumps, under loose bark, wood piles, can be brought inside on pieces of firewood, and may occasionally enter homes in wooded areas.
If found indoors, they do not breed, and will die in a few days due to insufficient moisture.
They feed on decaying organic matter so would be a beneficial insect.
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