Viewing Families in the Order "Blattodea" (Cockroaches)

Insects in the blattodea family are better known as cockroaches. There are over 4,500 different species all over the world which have been around for millenia. These creatures are omnivorous, meaning that they will eat almost anything they come across, and are generally found in sub-tropical and tropical areas. Their distinguishing factors are flat, oval shaped bodies and long antennae. Adults develop wings, however, they are more prone to scurrying and hiding in cracks and crevices than flying. Females can deposit a large number of eggs in one laying and can have several layings in a short period of time. Hatchlings reach maturity in approximately one year.

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