American Cockroach - Periplaneta americana






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The American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana) is a large reddish-brown cockroach, with pale yellowish-brown margin on their pronotal shield. Adults have large wings and are competent fliers. Individuals are mostly found indoors, and are mainly active at night; seeking darker areas during the day. They eat most organic matter, particularly fermenting foods, and are considered a major household pest in Australia.
The species is native to Africa, and has been introduced to most countries around the world, including Australia.
You can learn about this and other commonly encountered insects in my book ‘A Naturalist’s Guide to the Insects of Australia’, which I co-authored with Rachel Whitlock in 2018. The 2nd edition of this title is due for release in October 2022.

Location: 73 Burke Rd, Dapto NSW 2530, Australia

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Latitude: 34° 30' 32.657154" S
Longitude: 150° 47' 16.655454" E


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