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I think this is one big cockroach, but I'd like to know more as I'm not thrilled having them show up in my house. - Periplaneta australasiae

I think this is one big cockroach, but I'd like to know more as I'm not thrilled having them show up in my house. - Periplaneta australasiae
Ocala, Marion County, Florida, USA
May 30, 2012
Size: Body is about 1.5 inches
Can anyone confirm with this thing is? It sure looks like a giant-sized cockroach, but I'd like to know more. Why they show up, what brings them, etc. I found a few of this same size & bigger than this example in my house over a month or so. This one woke me up by crawling across my forearm while I was sleeping. Not sure how I captured it alive, but here's my photographic evidence.

I second - The Australian Cockroach


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Australian cockroach
Periplaneta australasiae. Entirely too abundant in Florida.

Australian cockroach, I think

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