Australian Cockroach

Australian Cockroach

The Australian cockroach is very common in the southeastern region, particularly in Florida. They are commonly mistaken for the American cockroach but can be separated by the slightly smaller size and the light markings on the wings. They are most prevalent in trees, shrubs, leaf litter, and greenhouses.

The Australian cockroach life cycle is a little over a year. The female carries approximately 30 egg capsules in their life span that each produce about 14-16 young. The nymphs can take up to one year to fully mature.