Cockroaches are fast running insects probably closely related to termites (Isoptera ). The oval body is dorso-ventrally flattened and most of the head is hidden from dorsal view by the large pronotum. The antennae are long and filamentous. Most taxa have wings, in at least one sex, but they are not always functional. They do not undergo metamorphosis and the young are miniature copies of the adult.
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American Cockroach: Periplaneta americana
Information on this species, its distribution, description, life cycle, diet, significance and management.
Asian Cockroach: Blattella asahinai
Information on this species, its distribution, description, life cycle and management.
Blatta orientalis: Oriental Cockroach
Provides photographs and a description of this species, with information on its distribution, life cycle, habits, habitat, detection and management.
Blattodea Culture Group
International society of amateurs and professionals interested in the study and captive rearing of cockroaches.
The characteristics of these insects, their life cycle, feeding and habitat, with illustrations.
Cockroach Control Manual
From Pesticide Education Resources at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Image gallery, biology, habits and control of roaches with recommended insecticides.
Provides descriptions of the six pest species found in California, their biology, life cycle, management and control.
Cockroaches and "The Bomb"
A reprint of a newsletter from the Urban Pest Control Research Center. Find out how much radiation dosage it does take to kill the cockroach.
Frequently asked questions from Joe Kunkel's Homepage,Biology Department, University of Mass.
Life history with photos and descriptions of the various stages of Blattella Germanica.
Giant Burrowing Cockroach
Photograph and inforation on Macropanesthia rhinoceros, from the Queensland Museum.
Periplaneta americana: American Cockroach
Photographs of this insect and information on its habitat, life cycle and description.
Periplaneta fuliginosa: Smokybrown Cockroach
Photographs of this pest and information on its habitat, life cycle and description.
Supella longipalpa: Brownbanded Cockroach
Photographs of these insects and information on their habitat, life cycle and description.
Insect macrophotography combined with informative descriptions from Bug Bios.
Description of the Wood cockroach from the entomology department of University of Iowa
Woods Cockroach: Parcoblatta pennsylvanica
Photographs and information on the natural history of this roach.
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