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Species Blattella vaga - Field Cockroach

Unknown Blatella - Blattella vaga Small outdoor roach, Blatella - Blattella vaga Cockroach - Blattella vaga Field Cockroach? - Blattella vaga - female Field Cockroach - Blattella vaga Field Cockroach - Blattella vaga Blattella vaga Blattella vaga? - Blattella vaga
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blaberoidea
Family Ectobiidae
Subfamily Blattellinae
Genus Blattella
Species vaga (Field Cockroach)
Explanation of Names
Blattella vaga Hebard 1935
vaga = 'vagrant, wandering'
Range
native to so. Asia, adventive in the New World (sw. US & Mexico)(1), most common in irrigated regions of so. AZ and so. CA. (Suiter & Koehler 2003)
Habitat
Can be taken beating woody vegetation (MQ pers. ob.) During the drier part of the year, it temporarily may come into the house in search of moisture. (Suiter & Koehler 2003)
Food
mostly decomposing vegetation
Life Cycle
can be completed in ~3 months (Suiter & Koehler 2003)
Remarks
often seen during the day (Suiter & Koehler 2003)
See Also
in B. vaga, the pronotal stripes are very dark and more sharply defined than in B. germanica
Internet References
Fact sheet (Suiter & Koehler 2003) --no longer available