Taxon profile


American Cockroach
Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Insecta - insects »  order Blattodea - cockroaches »  family Blattidae »  genus Periplaneta

Scientific synonyms

Blatta americana Linnaeus, 1758
Blatta aurelianensis Fourcroy, 1785
Blatta domicola Risso, 1826
Blatta ferrugineofusca Gronovius, 1764
Blatta heros Eschscholtz, 1822
Blatta kakkerlac De Geer, 1773
Blatta orientalis Sulzer, 1776 nec Linnaeus, 1758
Blatta siccifolia Stoll, 1813
Blatta stolida Walker, 1868
Periplaneta americana colorata Rehn, 1902



Taxon in country check-lists*

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Links and literature

EN OzAnimals - Australian Wildlife [] [as Periplaneta americana]
Data retrieved on: 14 April 2013
EN Pest Information Wiki [Periplaneta_americana]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus)]
Data retrieved on: 5 March 2016
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [402075]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758)]

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i species introduced to area described by check-list

s synantropic species (In area described by check-list dependent on human)