What species is the following? I assume it is a cockroach, but I am not sure. What is it exactly? I live in South Germany.

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    It isn't obnoxious, just a mild nuisance. But as many people panic at the sight of a large insect or arachnid, I approve of the use of spoiler tags here so it can remain SFW.
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    Feb 20, 2018 at 8:23

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This looks like a Pedostrangalia revestita (i totally ripped this from the site below. I have no idea if this is correct, I am still looking for the English and German terms (in German it is a kind of Bockkäfer))


I am by no means an expert, but those look alike. The wing-covers have similar shapes, red legs, big eyes, the butt-brush.

Some coleopterist might come to improve on this answer with proper terminology, please don't forget to laugh about the word butt-brush.

Edit: on a German page i have found another similar one: Rhamnusium bicolor, the "Beulenkopfbock" (german) (but, similar to the other source, I found conflicting images on different sites)


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