University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Brown cockroach (Periplaneta brunnea burmeister)
The Brown cockroach is often mistaken for an American cockroach .
The adult is reddish-brown, but is somewhat darker in color. It is 1¼-1½ inch long. The Brown cockroach was first reported in the United States in 1907 in Illinois, but is well established in numerous states throughout the Southeast. While its distribution has grown, it is still confined to the southeastern states. The Brown cockroach occurs mainly outdoors, under the bark of trees and in sewers.
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