White-eyed mutation of p. americana cockroach. White-eyed American cockroaches are not genetically modified, but are a natural mutation. They were discovered in the bottom of a mineshaft in the 40's, making up about 5% of the population in the one cave in which they are found. I'm fortunate to be a keeper of these guys, so I photograph them lots When they've just molted, they're especially pure white with hints of yellow and pink in their squishy new flesh. Note: There's no such thing as an albino cockroach. When you see a white roach, you're seeing one that just shed its skin. They slowly fade back into their natural colors.