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  1. oriental cockroach, oriental roach, Asiatic cockroach, blackbeetle, Blatta orientalisnoun

    dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution


  1. oriental cockroach

    The oriental cockroach, also known as Blatta orientalis, is a large species of cockroach native to the Middle East and North Africa. This type of cockroach generally prefers damp and warm environments, often found in sewers, drains and basements. They are commonly considered pests due to their tendency to proliferate in human dwellings, where they can spread disease and cause damages to household property.-


  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oriental cockroach in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oriental cockroach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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