Surinam roaches are shiny brown to black in color. These are also called Bi-Colored roaches because the head, thorax and body are black, while the wings are a light brown.
¾-inch in length.
The female Surinam cockroach retains the egg capsule within the abdomen, and gives birth to live young. No males are found in the U.S., and are not necessary to reproduce.
Surinam roaches are found primarily in South Florida, Texas, Louisiana, and in humid tropical climates. They are burrowing insects that are capable of destroying various plants. Surinam cockroaches are often unknowingly brought into homes, shopping malls, and restaurants in potted plants.
Surinam roaches are plant feeders. They can severely damage plants in greenhouses, atriums, and yards.
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