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Oriental cockroach picture


Oriental cockroach pictureHouse Cockroaches:
The Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis L.). - This insect is the "black beetle" of Europe. It is almost black and the wings in the adult male are considerably shorter than the body, while in the female they are hardly more than stubs.

It is a stout-bodied insect, generally distributed in the Central states from east to west and is the most common species in Europe.