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Giant Cockroach Expands To The North With Discovery Of 3 New Species
2013-02-28 13:17:21

Pensoft Publishers Cockroaches (Blattodea) are an insect order remarkable in their biodiversity and distribution, with more than 4500 species known and great geographical reach. Cockroach fossils date back around 400 million years, which testifies to their great adaptability and endurance that puts them among the planet's great survivors. The cockroach genus Pseudophoraspism has has been reported from China for the first time thanks to the discovery of three new species: Pseudophoraspis...


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2005-08-25 11:23:00

Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea. The names of the order are derived from Greek blatta, meaning "cockroach". There are roughly 3,500 species in 6 families. Cockroaches exist worldwide, with the exception of the polar regions and in elevations above 6,500 ft (2,000 m). Among the most well-known species are the American cockroach (Periplaneta Americana) which is about 3 cm long, and the German cockroach (Blattella germanica) about 1.5 cm long. Tropical cockroaches are often...

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