Monday, 11. January 2010 11:59
Cockroach, Wood Roach
Common Name: Cockroach, Woods roach
Latin Name: Eurycotis floridana (Walker)
Common Family Name: Blattid cockroaches
Latin Family Name: Blattidae
Other Names: Florida woods cockroach, stinking cockroach
Origin: Native to southern Florida and the West Indies.
This outdoor cockroach is found under debris and vegetation piles around structures. Suitable harborage sites would be lumber or firewood piles, leaf litter, thick mulch, or within tree holes. It is able to reproduce parthenogenetically, meaning without males in the population. When disturbed the roach will exude a foul-smelling, oily liquid.