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Found it under a hotel bed in Las Vegas, what is it? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ That is a cockroach nymph. Don't worry, not a bedbug. $\endgroup$ – Karl Kjer Oct 24 at 20:45
  • $\begingroup$ Added info about the city. Thanks Karl for the info, I started looking when I noticed a lot of what looked like bites on my legs and some on my arms and it reminded me of the time when I had a bedbug problem about 10 years ago. Couldn't find any in the beds though. $\endgroup$ – Pix Oct 27 at 4:08
  • $\begingroup$ A size scale would be very helpful here $\endgroup$ – bondonk Oct 28 at 14:44
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    $\begingroup$ looks like fragmented body part of a cockroach $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Oct 29 at 19:24
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It is a Madagascar hissing cockroach. They are native to Africa, particularly Madagascar. In the U.S. these roaches only invade homes when accidentally brought in via imported furniture or food, although some people do keep them as pets.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar_hissing_cockroachenter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ -1. I don't think you're correct. Please provide additional support for your answer. I agree that the OP's specimen is a roach, but the appearance and size of the OP's specimen do not match a madagascar hissing roach. Further, finding a single, random MHR in Las Vegas is unlikely. Please update your answer with additional pieces of information that more definitively match your ID. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Oct 29 at 3:22

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