Length: typically about 40 mm
Periplaneta americana is a well-known invader of houses, but it is also found in the outdoors.
Whether indoors or out, the species has a strong aversion to light.
Photo location: 11 March 2014. Long Bay, Portland parish, Jamaica.
GPS data: 18.0987, -76.3156. Elevation 80 meters.
Determined by Dominic Evangelista, Rutgers University.
Note that this is both the family page for Blattidae and the species page fo r Periplaneta americana
American Insects site