is a Periplaneta japanna subtropical field-dwelling cockroach endemic to southern Japan. The Japanese common name, ウルシゴキブリ, [1 ] means [2 ] urushi cockroach, or lacquer tree cockroach.
Nymphs and adults are a dark black, and typically live under stones and pieces of wood.
Their ability to bore or live in rotting wood enables their spread via ocean currents. [1 ] [3 ]
The species is found on several Japanese islands, distributed continuously from Japan’s southwestern
Ryukyu Islands chain to the south of Kiyushu Island, and on Hachijō-jima Island. [1 ] [4 ]
Nymph specimens from
Hachijō-jima Island and Naha, Okinawa responded to photoperiodic stimulii quite differently during laboratory-induced diapause tests. This “might be regarded as the result of divergent evolution” between the parapatric populations. [1 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d Zhu, Dao-Hong; Tanaka, Seiji (2007). "Different photoperiodic responses in two geographic populations of a subtropical cockroach, . Periplaneta japanna Asahina" Acta Ecologica Sinica (in Japanese and Ecologica link in English) 27 (9): 3687–3693. doi:10.3321/j.issn:1000-0933.2007.09.017 (inactive 2015-02-01) . Retrieved . 10 December 2013
^ Asahina, Shojiro (朝比奈正二郎) (1991). (in Japanese). Table of contents. 日本産ゴキブリ類 [ Blattaria of Japan] ISBN 4-521-00281-1 . Retrieved . 10 December 2013
^ Sakai, Masahiro; Ohbayashi, Nobuo; Yoshihara, Kazumi; Aita, Kazuhiro; Okada, Keiji; Yoshimichi, Syun Ichi; Yano, Shinji; Ono, Hiroshi; Konishi, Tomotaka (1998). "The enumeration of insects collected at Uchiumi-mura, Ehime Prefecture, Japan". Memoirs Of The College Of Agriculture Ehime University 42 (2): 169–190 . Retrieved . 10 December 2013
^ "Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist". Catalogue of Life . Retrieved . 9 December 2013
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