What is cocroach ?

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Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea, sometimes called Blattaria, of which about 30 species out of 4,600[1] total are associated with human habitats. About four species are well known as pests.[2][3]

Among the best-known pest species are the American cockroachPeriplaneta americana, which is about 30 mm (1.2 in) long; the German cockroachBlattella germanica, about 15 mm (0.59 in) long; the Asian cockroachBlattella asahinai, also about 15 mm (0.59 in) in length; and the Oriental cockroachBlatta orientalis, about 25 mm (0.98 in). Tropical cockroaches are often much bigger, and, contrary to popular opinion, extinct cockroach relatives and 'roachoids' such as the CarboniferousArchimylacris and the Permian Apthoroblattina were not as large as the biggest modern species.


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