The name “lobster” is derived from a lobster-like design on the prothorax. It is an outdoor dwelling species that has even been found as a predator on other cockroaches in Hawaii. It may be transported in commodities such as grain, fruit, or vegetables.
These are uncommon insects in the U.S. and should be treated in a manner similar to American roaches when found. Reduction of food and moisture sources, reduction of harborage, and crack and crevice treatment with a residual insecticide are effective.