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Species Blattella germanica - German Cockroach

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blaberoidea
Family Ectobiidae
Subfamily Blattellinae
Genus Blattella
Species germanica (German Cockroach)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Blattella germanica (Linnaeus 1767)
Explanation of Names
Blattella germanica (Linnaeus 1767)
Size
Adult 13-16 mm
Range
Cosmopolitan
Habitat
Infests human dwellings and workplaces
Season
Year-round
Food
Omnivorous
Remarks
Nocturnal; major pest of residential and commercial structures. Some people can develop severe allergies to cockroach parts, feces, and oils.
Females carry the ootheca for up to a month, dropping it just before the eggs hatch.
Internet References
detailed species account - Walter Ebeling, U. of California at Riverside
Works Cited
1.Penn State Entomology