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Temperature-Dependent Demography of Supella longipalpa (Blattodea: Blattellidae)

Toxicity of Turmeric Extracts to the Termite Reticulitermes flavipes (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae)

Population Genetic Structure of the German Cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae) in Apartment Buildings

Developmental Stages and Castes of Two Sympatric Subterranean Termites Macrotermes gilvus and Macrotermes carbonarius (Blattodea: Termitidae)

Molecular Cloning of Five β-Glucosidases From Four Species of Higher Termites (Blattodea: Termitidae)

Mechanisms Underlying Fipronil Resistance in a Multiresistant Field Strain of the German Cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae)

Molecular Detection of Knockdown Resistance (kdr) in Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Blattellidae) From Northwestern Iran

Differential Expression of Hemolymph Proteins Between Susceptible and Insecticide-Resistant Blattella germanica (Blattodea: Blattellidae)

Temperature and the Ventilatory Response to Hypoxia in Gromphadorhina portentosa (Blattodea: Blaberidae)

Naturalization and Control of Coptotermes gestroi (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae) in a Taiwanese Forest

A Laboratory Maintenance Regime for a Fungus-Growing Termite Macrotermes gilvus (Blattodea: Termitidae)

Unidirectional Cross-Resistance in German Cockroach (Blattodea: Blattellidae) Populations Under Exposure to Insecticidal Baits

Antioxidant Effects of Four Heartwood Extractives on Midgut Enzyme Activity in Heterotermes indicola (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae)

Effects of White Mulberry (Morus alba) Heartwood Extract Against Reticulitermes flavipes (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae)

Conjugation-Mediated Transfer of Antibiotic-Resistance Plasmids Between Enterobacteriaceae in the Digestive Tract of Blaberus craniifer (Blattodea: Blaberidae)

Polymorphic Microsatellite Loci From an Indigenous Asian Fungus-Growing Termite, Macrotermes gilvus (Blattodea: Termitidae) and Cross Amplification in Related Taxa

Prevalence of a Koinobiont Endoparasitoid Misotermes mindeni (Diptera: Phoridae) in Colonies of the Fungus-Growing Termite Macrotermes gilvus (Blattodea: Termitidae) in Malaysia


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; phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta)

Order of medium to large, exopterygote insects in which the fore wings are modified as rather strongly sclerotized tegmina. Wings are absent in some groups. The legs are gressorial, and the body is dorsoventrally compressed. Auditory organs are absent. Females have a small, concealed ovipositor, and eggs are laid in an ootheca. Most cockroaches are nocturnal, and during the day are usually found hiding in crevices. Burrowing and cave-dwelling species are known, and some species are even amphibious. Cockroaches may be adapted to desert conditions, or live in tropical rain forest. It is thought that most cockroaches are omnivorous. Of the approximately 3500 species known, some are of economic importance as domestic pests.

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