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Species Pycnoscelus surinamensis - Surinam Cockroach

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blaberoidea
Family Blaberidae
Genus Pycnoscelus
Species surinamensis (Surinam Cockroach)
Other Common Names
Surinam roach
Size
Adults to about 20mm.
Identification
Adults with pale leading edge on the dark brown to black pronotum. Wings olive-green to brown, entirely cover the abdomen:


Nymphs are typically dark brown in coloration and have no noticeable patterns or markings on the exoskeleton. The nymphs are also easily recognizable compared to some other Blaberid nymphs, due to the smooth appearance of the head, thorax and upper abdomen segments, and rough, matte appearance of the last few abdominal segments. However, it is worth noting that Panchlora nivea nymphs also have a similar appearance:
Range
Reported in Texas, Louisiana and Florida. Native to humid tropics worldwide, and elsewhere in the US may also be a pest of greenhouses and other indoor areas where tropical plants are grown .
Remarks
Reproduces through parthenogenesis in the US, where no males are found. It has two sexes in some parts of the world (Europe and Indo-Malaysia), though. Unlike many roaches, the egg capsule is retained inside the female's abdomen until young are ready to emerge: