What species is the following cockroach? Is it dangerous, that means is it likely to transport diseases? I live in South Germany.

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    You may want to split up the question. One for the first insect and one for the second. As far as I can tell you would've already an answer for the first one :) What do you think?
    – OddDeer
    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:14
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    @OddDeer you are right, I did split it in two.
    – Wills
    Aug 29, 2016 at 12:32

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The first one could be a German cockroach (Blattella germanica). The seconds one though… not sure if it is a cockroach?

Perhaps you could catch sharper photos with a bit more lighting?

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    Thx. I shot two more pics and uploaded them but my camera is bad, especially shooting through glass. The german wiki says, that the first one is maybe Ectobius vittiventris (no black stripes at the head) which is often mistaken to be Blattella germanica. Still I am not sure if this is right.
    – Wills
    Aug 29, 2016 at 9:43
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    the second one is not a cockroach. it looks a lot like this one cerambyx.uochb.cz/pedostrangalia_revestita.php a Pedostrangalia revestita
    – Peter1807
    Aug 29, 2016 at 11:28
  • @Peter1807 thx for your comment. I splitted the question, you can post an answer here: outdoors.stackexchange.com/questions/13708/…
    – Wills
    Aug 29, 2016 at 12:33

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