oriental cockroach

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oriental cockroach

A large cockroach (Blatta orientalis) that prefers dark, moist places and is often be found around decaying organic matter, and in sewers, drains, and damp basements
Synonym: waterbug
See also: cockroach
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Blatta Orientalis is a dark or brownish-coloured, medium- sized cockroach which favours living in domestic houses.
Whiting (1973a), Aerobic bacteria occurring in the hind-gut of the cockroach, Blatta orientalis, J.