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Species Blattella germanica - German Cockroach

Unknown cockroach and nymph. - Blattella germanica Blattella germanica German cockroach Female on Glueboard - Egg capsule hatched - Blattella germanica - female German Cockroach? - Blattella germanica Beetle or cockroach problem. Need help figuring out what insect this is  - Blattella germanica Female, German Cockroach and ootheca? - Blattella germanica - female German cockroach - Blattella germanica German roach nymph maybe? - Blattella germanica
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 germanica (German Cockroach)
Explanation of Names
Blattella germanica (Linnaeus 1767)
Size
Adult 13-16 mm
Range
Cosmopolitan
Habitat
found indoors
Season
Year-round
Food
Omnivorous
Remarks
Nocturnal; major pest of residential and commercial structures. Some people can develop severe allergies to cockroach parts, feces, and oils.
Females carry the ootheca for up to a month, dropping it just before the eggs hatch.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Urban entomology
Ebeling W. 1978. University of California Division of Agricultural Sciences: 695 pp.
2.Penn State Entomology