American cockroach


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American cockroach

The largest of the common cockroaches (Periplaneta americana), capable of flight, native to Africa but carried worldwide on ships, and found in tropical and subtropical climates. Allergens derived from P. americana are abbreviated Per a by the World Health Organization.
Synonym: waterbug
See also: cockroach
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Concern over health implications from the use of residual and broadcast spray treatments for management of German and American cockroaches, Blattella germanica (L.) and Periplaneta americana (L.), respectively, in sensitive environments has prompted research on insecticides with low mammalian toxicity.
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American cockroaches fed a high protein diet accumulated up to 31% uric acid (dry weight) (Mullins and Cochran 1975).
For starved American cockroaches, lipids provide 66% of the insect's metabolic energy, compared to 22% from glycogen and 11% from protein (Fast 1964).
When American cockroaches were prevented from grooming the surface of one antenna - by having it glued back - a shiny substance collected.
Adult American cockroaches, house flies and Tribolium castanum were used in the bioassays.
Conidia of the fungus Aspergillus niger were isolated from the faeces of American cockroaches, P.
The reported cases of the presence of American cockroaches, rodents and mosquitos this year were below the international acceptable threshold of 5 per cent.

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