Definition of German cockroach

1. Noun. Small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest.

Exact synonyms: Blattella Germanica, Croton Bug, Crotonbug, Water Bug
Generic synonyms: Cockroach, Roach
Group relationships: Blattella, Genus Blattella

Definition of German cockroach

1. Noun. (zoology) ''Blattella germanica''; Croton bug. See cockroach. ¹

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Literary usage of German cockroach

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1. How to Recognize and Eliminate Silverfish, Beetles, Cockroaches, Moths by Thomas A. Parker (1990)
"The german cockroach (Figure 12) is FIGURE 12. - The german cockroach, Blattella germanica (L.) is normally a pest of food handling areas and does not ..."

2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"The egg cases of the german cockroach is shown in accompanying illustrations. ... The german cockroach has been shown to reach full-growth in from four and ..."

3. Annual Report by Entomological Society of Ontario, Ontario. Dept. of Agriculture (1894)
"The german cockroach (Fig. 33) is more familiarly known under the ваше of the ... The german cockroach ; a first stage ; 6, e, d, second, third and fourth ..."

4. Observations of Injurious Insects and Common Farm Pests ... with Methods of by Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1898)
"german cockroach; "Croton Bug" (USA); "Steam Flies. ... striped Cockroach, generally known as the " german cockroach," but frequently, in the United States, ..."

5. Elementary Textbook of Economic Zoology and Entomology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Rennie Wilbur Doane (1915)
"The most abundant and destructive of the group in many parts of the United States is the little, yellowish- brown, german cockroach, ..."

6. Evolution and the War by Peter Chalmers Mitchell (1915)
"It was common in London cellars so long ago as 1634, and no doubt took a good deal of time to get to an inland village like Selborne. The german cockroach ..."

7. Naval Hygiene by James Chambers Pryor (1918)
"Hummel has shown that the german cockroach may attain full growth within six months under ... The german cockroach is sometimes called the Croton bug, ..."

8. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1920)
"... Guaranty Trust 'о. of NY pap. gratis Haber, Vernon R. Cockroach pests in Minnesota with special references to the german cockroach. 16 p. il. ..."

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