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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The giant water bug, Belostoma lutarium, is a small insect in which males alone provide parental care of eggs.
Upon a return visit in March 2010, we found more pool habitat but only three giant water bugs, this time all adult males.
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During 1 week in January 2008, water bugs were collected from the artificial lake and water bodies located within or close to each community.
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As noted, other common names are "toe-biter" and "water-scorpion." The giant water bug is a wait-and-see predator.
(Laughs) Getting a little leash around the water bug is such a kick.
After he's loaded up with 150 or more eggs, the male water bug is totally responsible for them.
At two inches or more, the giant water bug must seem like an elephant to the other circus bugs.
Field observations of predation on snakes by the giant water bug. Bulletin of the Herpetological Society of Japan 2004:78-81.