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Figure 2. Australian cockroach, Periplaneta australasiae Fabricius nymphs feeding in a group. Credit: Lyle J. Buss, University of Florida

Australian cockroach Periplaneta australasiae Fabricius (Insecta: Blattodea: Blattidae)

Australian cockroaches are the most common outdoor cockroach in southern Florida. Though they typically stay outdoors, Australian cockroaches may also venture inside and live among humans. This 4-page fact sheet covers the Australian cockroach’s distribution and habitat, biology, medical risks to humans, and management as a pest. Written by Shiyao Jiang and Phillip E. Kaufman, and published by the UF Department of Entomology and Nematology, April 2015.
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in1088