Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Pycnoscelus surinamensis
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pycnoscelus surinamensis
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 19
Species With Barcodes: 1
The Surinam cockroach (Pycnoscelus surinamensis) is a species of cockroach. It is approximately 3/4" in length, with uniformly dark brown wings, and a shiny dark brown or black head and pronotum (the shield behind its head).
It is usually not considered a pest but it can be found in homes on occasion. It is often brought inside with houseplants. It is found throughout the subtropical and tropical climates, including in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. As only females are found in the United States, they reproduce by parthenogenesis there.
- D. R. Suiter and P. G. Koehler, Surinam Cockroach, Pycnoscelus surinamensis
- Gary Mullen, Gary Richard Mullen, Lance Durden, Medical and Veterinary Entomology
- Sexual Isolation in Parthenogenetic Pycnoscelus surinamensis and Application of the Name Pycnoscelus indicus to Its Bisexual Relative (Dictyoptera: Blattaria: Blaberidae: Pycnoscelinae)
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