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Brown Cockroach

Scientific Name
Periplaneta brunnea
Scientific Author
Burmeister, 1838
Taxonomy
(Blattodea: Blattidae: Blattinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Adult

Reddish-brown with a yellow margin on pronotum surrounding a dark central area; 31-37 mm long; paired blotches on pronotum usually less conspicuous; tegmina and wings not usually as long relative to abdomen; cercus stout, spindle shaped, last segment triangular, less than twice as long as basal width.

Oootheca

Large, 12-16 mm long, less rounded laterally, terminal point strong, securely glued when deposited, containing an average of 24 eggs.

First stage nymph

First 8 and last 4 antennal segments conspicuously white, intermediate ones brown; mesothorax with a median translucent area allows light to pass through; abdomen with faint cream coloured spots on dorso-lateral margins of 1st and 2nd segments.

Intermediate stage nymphs

Abdomen with cream coloured spots on dorso-lateral margins extend from 2nd to 6th segments.

References

- Cornwell, P.B. (1968), The Cockroach. Volume 1. A Laboratory Insect and Industrial Pest. Hutchinson of London, 391 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
13/04/2011 02:41 AEST
Last Updated
16/04/2014 23:03 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Brown Cockroach (Periplaneta brunnea) Updated on 4/16/2014 11:03:28 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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