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Nauphoeta cinerea (Olivier, 1789)

Cinerous Cockroach

Taxonomy: Dictyoptera>>Blattodea>>Blaberidae

Status: Occasional casual introduction.

Description: Brown and often speckled.

Size: Up to about 25 mm.

Wings: Fully winged, though wings tend not to reach the tip of the abdomen.

Food: Omnivorous.

Habitat: Native to the tropics, the Cinerous Cockroach is commonly bred in Europe as live food for reptiles and amphibians.

Distribution: This species is not present in the National Biodiversity Network Database currently (October 2008).