Florida Woods Roach
The Florida Woods roach is dark reddish-brown to black in color and has a wide glossy body. At first it appears to be wingless, but does have very short wings just beneath its head.
Ranges from 1 ½ to 2-inches in length.
The Florida woods cockroach is often called the "stinking" cockroach because it produces a foul-smelling fluid to protect it from predators. The nymphs have broad yellow bands on the top of their thorax. The average egg-to-adult development is approximately 100 days, and females will produce 21 eggs per egg capsule.
Florida Woods roaches are commonly found in leaf litter, mulch, wood piles, and under rotting logs. They prefer damp locations with lots of moisture. It can wander indoors at times, especially into damp locations such as bathrooms.
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