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Species Blattella germanica - German Cockroach

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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)
Adult 13-16 mm
Infests human dwellings and workplaces
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