German Cockroach

German CockroachGerman cockroach Intermediate indicator graphic

Scientific name: Blattella germanica (Linnaeus)
(Blattodea: Blattellidae)

Facts: The German cockroach is about 5/8 of an inch long, light brown in color. Wings of adults cover the abdomen. The pronotum has two prominent black stripes. Nymphs are smaller, wingless and have a pale stripe that runs lengthwise down the middle of the darker brown body.

This household pest can be a real nuisance and may be found in colonies.


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