Project Description

Smokey Brown Cockroach

(Periplaneta fuliginosa)

Appearance
The Smoky-brown cockroach is mahogany in color with a body that is shiny and slightly darker.

Size
The adult cockroaches grow to be slightly longer than 1 inch.

[jbox title=”Interesting Fact”] The Smoky-brown cockroach will eat just about any substance. Although they prefer plant matter, they are scavengers by nature and will eat rotting food or vegetation or even droppings from other animals.[/jbox]

Behavior
The Smoky-brown cockroach is a capable flier and effortlessly moves from trees to buildings and houses. They are often attracted to trash cans, pet food that has been left outside, and to light.

Habitat
These cockroaches cannot live outdoors in cold climates. They commonly survive colder temperatures by living indoors. The Smoky-brown cockroach also prefers damp, isolated areas and can often be found living around the outside edge of buildings.