Status: British Isles non-native species.
Description: The Surinam Cockroach has uniformly dark olive or brown wings, and a shiny dark brown pronotum with a pale leading edge.
Wings: Wings are fully developed, covering the entire abdomen.
Habitat: Native to the tropics and subtropics, it is occasionally imported with houseplants.
Phenology: Imported individuals can be found all year round. Reproduction can be through parthenogenesis.
Distribution: The records held by the National Biodiversity Network are shown in the map below.
Terms & conditions
Colours show the year of the last record -
up to 1987
1998 up to present
Only Recording Scheme datasets are included. Other datasets on the Gateway may hold additional information.Open interactive map for all datasets in new window