Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hristov, Georgi H. & Chobanov, Dragan P., 2016, An annotated checklist and key to the Bulgarian cockroaches (Dictyoptera: Blattodea), Zootaxa 4154 (4), pp. 351-388: 359-360

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4154.4.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Figures 35, 36 View FIGURES 31 – 40

Periplaneta americana (Linn.)   : 1. Nedelkov 1908: 415 • 2. Drenski 1939: 10 • 3. Bey-Bienko 1950: 118 • 4. Ramme 1951: 414 • 5. Buresch & Peschev 1957: 307 • 6. Harz & Kaltenbach 1976: 194, 196, 202.

Notes to the literature data. Nedelkov (1908) reported this species for the first time for the Bulgarian fauna from the town of Lom (NW Bulgaria). Drenski (1939) recorded the species from another locality (Burgas city).  

Distribution in Bulgaria. The distribution of this species in Bulgaria is strictly connected with well heated housing areas in urban regions, recorded in the cities of Sofia, Varna and Razgrad. Due to the overall poor scientific effort in studying the distribution of the cockroaches associated with human dwellings in the country, the distribution of P. americana   in Bulgaria appears to be rather restricted. Its rarity in comparison with the other synanthropic species may be due to the specific thermophily of this species.

Studied material. 9 specimens (6 adults, 3 nymphs).

General distribution. Cosmopolitan in temperate regions with an African origin.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Blattodea

Family

Blattidae

Genus

Periplaneta

Loc

Periplaneta americana (Linnaeus, 1758)

Hristov, Georgi H. & Chobanov, Dragan P. 2016
2016
Loc

Periplaneta americana

Harz 1976: 194
Buresch 1957: 307
Ramme 1951: 414
Bey-Bienko 1950: 118
Drenski 1939: 10
Nedelkov 1908: 415
1908