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Species Periplaneta brunnea - Brown Cockroach

Periplaneta bru*nnea - Periplaneta brunnea - male Blattodea - Periplaneta brunnea
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blattoidea
Family Blattidae
Subfamily Blattinae
Genus Periplaneta
Species brunnea (Brown Cockroach)
Other Common Names
Southern Brown Cockroach
Explanation of Names
Periplaneta brunnea Burmeister 1838
adults 31–37 mm(1)
dark brown to reddish brown, with pale brown markings on the pronotum; wings cover the tip of the abdomen in both sexes; closely resembles P. americana, distinguished by the short supraanal plate (epiproct) and short, blunt cerci on the adults; oothecae ~2.6 mm longer than in P. australasiae and 5.2 mm longer than in P. americana(1)
native to Africa, now circumtropical; carried with food to temperate regions and survives in heated environments in urban areas; in our area, well established from FL to TX, introduced into CA(1)(2)
primarily indoors in colder climate; mainly outdoors (under bark, in sewers) in warm regions(1)(3)
earliest NA record: IL 1907(1)
Works Cited
1.Handbook of urban insects and arachnids: A handbook of urban entomology
Robinson W.H. 2005. Cambridge University Press.
2.Beccaloni G.W. (2007‒2023) Cockroach species file
3.Alien terrestrial arthropods of Europe
Roques A., Kenis M., Lees D., Lopez-Vaamonde C., Rabitsch W., Rasplus J.-Y., Roy D., eds. 2010. BioRisk 4 Special Issue; 2 vols., 1028 pp.