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Cockroach

Cockroach

Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea, sometimes called Blattaria, of which about 30 species out of 4,600 total are associated with human habitats. About four species are well known as pests. Among the best-known pest species are the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, which is about 30 mm long; the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, about 15 mm long; the Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai, also about 15 mm in length; and the Oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis, about 25 mm. Tropical cockroaches are often much bigger, and, contrary to popular opinion, extinct cockroach relatives and 'roachoids' such as the Carboniferous Archimylacris and the Permian ... more on Wikipedia

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