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American cockroach

Periplaneta americana


size 4-5 cm, nocturnal.


A very common insect but recent research shows this roaches produces antibiotics naturally from central nervous system which can be used to fight against bacteria like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and toxic strains of Escherichia coli

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Gopal murali
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Gopal murali

Thanjavur (தஞ்சாவூர்), Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jan 18, 2012
Submitted on Jun 7, 2012

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