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Pycnoscelus surinamensis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Surinam Cockroach

Taxonomy: Dictyoptera>>Blattodea>>Blaberidae

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.

Size: Up to about 20 mm.

Wings: Wings are fully developed, covering the entire abdomen.

Food: Omnivorous.

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.
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