How to recognize the Australian cockroach
The Australian cockroach is 31-37 mm in size, darker coloured than the American cockroach and with a light–yellow stripe on each front wing. The thorax has a remarkable bright cross-band. Egg parcels contain 22-24 eggs. The egg parcels are often deposited on trunks or stems, ridges of pots or against walls, always on places with rough surfaces.
Australian cockroach damage and distribution
The Australian cockroach can survive on a completely plant-based diet. It is a tropical species and cannot survive indoors in the Netherlands. It is often found in tropical botanical gardens. Here, this species can develop large populations that cause large damage to flower and plants.
Australian cockroach life cycle
Australian cockroach host plants
– American, Australian and Surinam cockroach
HOYHOY GLUE TRAP
– All cockroaches