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  1. oriental cockroach, oriental roach, Asiatic cockroach, blackbeetle, Blatta orientalis(noun)

    dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution


  1. Oriental cockroach

    The oriental cockroach is a large species of cockroach, measuring about 1 in in length at maturity. It is dark brown to black in colour and has a glossy body. The female Oriental cockroach has a somewhat different appearance to the male, appearing to be wingless at casual glance but has two very short and useless wings just below her head. She has a wider body than the male. The male has long wings, which cover a majority of his body and are brown in colour, and has a more narrow body. The odd male is capable of very short flights, ranging about 2 to 3 meters. The female oriental cockroach looks somewhat similar to the Florida woods cockroach, and may be mistaken for it.


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