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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(1987), Excretion of viable tubercle bacilli by Blatta orientalis (the oriental cockroach) following ingestion of heat-fixed sputum smears: a laboratory investigation, Trans.
Oriental cockroach: The insect (Blatta orientali) grows to approximately 25 mm long.
The horrified mum-to-be called her mum Suzanne Russell, 36, to double check what they had discovered, and after a quick internet search the disgusted duo confirmed they had found an oriental cockroach. Now Sophie, of Woodway Close, Woodway Park, says she will never eat from a takeaway again.