How to recognize the American cockroach

The American cockroach, also known as big cockroach, is 35-40 mm in size and red to chocolatebrownThis species can be distinguished by their color, size and light cross band at the base of the thorax.  

An egg parcel is 8-10 mm in size and contains approximately 16 eggs. After carrying the egg parcel on their back for one or two days, females will deposit the egg parcel in a moist and covered place. A fresh egg parcel is soft and white and will harden and turn brown over time. 

American cockroach Periplaneta americana
American cockroach

American cockroach damage and distribution 

The American cockroach is omnivorous with a preference for animalbasesubstances. That is why this species is often found in zoos. They can last 4-6 weeks without food and are mainly nocturnal. 

American cockroach life cycle

  • 6-28 eggs per egg parcel
  • nymphs hatch after 1-2 months
  • egg to adult in several months (up to a year)

American cockroach host plants

  • omnivore
  • preference for animal-based substances
  • often in zoos
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Common cockroach species

American cockroach

Australian cockroach
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