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American Cockroach

  


Name: American Cockroach

Scientific name: Periplaneta Americana

Type: Cockroaches

Family: Insects

Color: Reddish Brown

Habitat: Sewers

Size: 40 mm




Conservation status:

Resident Breeder


Description:

Insect follows Blattidae family and Blattoptera order.
The American cockroach is the largest of the common cockroaches measuring on average 4 cm in length.
The American cockroach is second only to the German cockroach in abundance.
It is found mainly in basements, sewers, steam tunnels, and drainage systems This cockroach is readily found in commercial and large buildings such as restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and anywhere food is prepared and stored.
The American cockroach is little found in houses,
Adult: The adult American cockroach is reddish brown with a pale brown or yellow band around the edge of the pronotum.