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Oriental Cockroach

Blatta orientalis

Places to watch
Watch high moisture areas, especially around decaying organic matter. Most common in late spring or early summer.

Distinguishing Characteristics
Found in all parts of the United States. Very dark brown or black. Male is about 1 1/4″ long while the female reaches only 1″ in length. The female has functionless wing stubs. The male’s wings cover 3/4 of the abdomen. Neither sex flies. Females are broader and heavier.

28.02.2014 Category: Bug identification

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