History Of Cockroaches

History Of Cockroaches

Cockroaches are generally large insects. Most species are about the size of a thumbnail but some species are bigger. The heaviest cockroach is the Australian giant burrowing cockroach, it can reach 9 cm and weight more than 30 grams.

Cockroaches have a broad, flattened body and a relatively small head. They are generalized insects, with a few special adaptations, and may be among the most primitive living neopteran insects. The mouthparts are on the underside of the head and include chewing mandibles. They have large compound eyes, and long, flexible antennae. In Australia there are more than 400 species but only 4 of them are considered pests.

The 4 Pest Species:

– German Cockroach ”Blattela Germanica”

– Smoky-brown Cockroach ”Periplaneta Fuliginosa”

– American Cockroach ”Periplaneta Americana”

– Australian Cockroach ”Periplaneta Australiasiae”

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