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Periplaneta americana

Periplaneta americana
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
May 1, 2007
Size: ~50 mm
Adding Texas to the map.

Moved from Frass.

Moved from American Cockroach.

Can we keep it?
While we do have other pictures of this species from Texas, none depict the unique niche of the American cockroach quite like this picture of yours. It is for this reason that I added your picture to the Cockroach Guide Page a few months ago. I’ve added other images to give a better feel for the range in color and size, but this is my favorite of the American cockroaches on the Cockroach Guide Page.

np. Ill move it back.

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