Periplaneta americana

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Periplaneta americana adult (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Gary Alpert
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus) - (American cockroach)

The species might have originated in Africa, but now has a world-wide distribution and is an important pest of houses and food stores, especially in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Since it has developed resistance to all major insecticides, it is difficult to control once it has invaded a building.


Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Amerikanische Schabe
Amerikanische Grosschabe
• English: American cockroach
ship cockroach
• Español: cucaracha americana
• Français: blatte américaine
• Português: barata-americana


For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.