American Cockroach-Periplaneta americana

The American Cockroach (Periplaneta americana), also known as the palmetto bug or waterbug is a flat-bodied insects of the family Blattidae in order Blattaria. They are about 40mm long with reddish-brown wings and light markings on thorax. The American cockroaches prefers to live in warm, damp areas. They are scavenger, that feeds on decaying organic matter and a variety of other foods.

American Cockroach-Periplaneta americana Pictures
American Cockroach Image
American Cockroach Image

The American cockroach's egg case (ootheca) is dark brown in color and about 8-9 mm long. One female may create 15 to 90 egg cases in her lifetime. The female American cockroach carries the egg case for two days an then deposits it in a safe location. The egg case contains approximately 15 embryos and takes about 24 to 38 days to hatch, depending on temperature.

American Cockroach Eggs Image
American Cockroach Egg Cases (oothecae)
American Cockroach Eggs Image
American Cockroach Egg Cases (oothecae)
American Cockroach Baby Image
American Cockroach Baby




3 comments:

Hakeem said...

in Indonesia we call these insects as "Kecoa" .. Nice capture !... Happy new year 2011 !

Warlock said...

Wonderful blog, words and photos...
Congratulations
Mil saludos españoles

Anonymous said...

disgustingo!grody to the max!