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Contact: Catherine Kolf
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Cockroach Species

Caption: A is the German roach, or Croton bug, Blattella germanica. B is the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana. C is the Australian cockroach, Periplaneta australasiae. D is the wingless female of the oriental roach, Blatta orientalis. E is the winged male of the oriental roach.

Credit: US Department of Agriculture

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