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cockroach

(kŏk′rōch′)
n.
Any of numerous insects of the order or suborder Blattaria, having oval flat bodies and laying eggs in hardened cases, and including several species that are common household pests.

cockroach

the common name of members of the Blattidae family of insects that infest homes, workplaces, and other areas inhabited by humans. Cockroaches transmit a number of disease agents, including bacteria, protozoa, and eggs of parasitic worms.
A largely nocturnal insect, Order Blattaria; most common US roaches are Periplaneta americana, Blattella germanica and B orientalis, and are of medical interest as potential vectors for bacteria—e.g., Salmonella species; other organisms cultured from cockroaches include Shigella, Proteus, Mycobacterium spp, E coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

cockroach

Entomology A largely nocturnal insect, Order Blattaria; most common US roaches are Periplaneta americana, Blattella germanica and B orientalis, and are of medical interest as potential vectors for bacteria–eg, Salmonella spp; other organisms cultured from cockroaches include Shigella, Proteus, Mycobacterium spp, E coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa

cockroach

the common name for members of the insect order Dictyoptera.
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Insecta: Dictyoptera: Blattaria, Zoological Survey of India, Fauna of Orissa.
Classification of the Blattaria as indicated by their wings.
The dry open field habitat is populated by Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Cirsium discolor, Conyza canadensis, Dipsacus fullonum, Medicago lupulina, Plantago virginica, Potentilla recta, Setaria pumila, Solidago canadensis, Tridens flavus, and Verbascum blattaria.
In contrast, BdEcR-Bl shows much less similarity to the EcRs of species belonging to the Coleoptera, Homoptera, Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera and Blattaria.
Order/Family Species AFR (1) Blattaria Blattidae Eurycotis floridana (F.
Herbaceous species growing only in tilled soil along the edge of Farmer's Field include Abutilon theophrasti, Chenopodi um album, Hibiscus trionum, Solanum carolinense, Verbascum blattaria, and Xanthium strumarium.