American cockroach

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Related to Periplaneta americana: Blattella germanica

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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The relative expression levels of the PaRPS23 in different tagmata of adult Periplaneta americana (bar graph represents Mean [+ or -] SE; P < 0.
Repellent activity of citrus oils against the cockroaches Blattella germanica, Periplaneta americana and P.
Mechano-receptive hairs on tail appendages of a cockroach, Periplaneta americana L.
The escape behavior of the cockroach Periplaneta americana.
Contact sprays were not effective against adult American cockroaches, Periplaneta americana (L.