Australian Cockroach Periplaneta australasiae Fabricius (Insecta: Blattodea: Blattidae)
Dorsal view of an adult Australian cockroach, Periplaneta australasiae Fabricius
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Family: Blattidae
Australian cockroach


How to Cite

Jiang, Shiyao, and Phillip E. Kaufman. 2015. “Australian Cockroach Periplaneta Australasiae Fabricius (Insecta: Blattodea: Blattidae): EENY623/IN1088, 4/2015”. EDIS 2015 (4):4.


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. 

EENY623/IN1088: Australian Cockroach Periplaneta australasiae Fabricius (Insecta: Blattodea: Blattidae) (
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