Definition of Oriental roach
1. Noun. Dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.
Generic synonyms: Cockroach, Roach
Group relationships: Blatta, Genus Blatta
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Literary usage of Oriental roach
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1. How to Recognize and Eliminate Silverfish, Beetles, Cockroaches, Moths by Thomas A. Parker (1991)
"Its damage to library materials is similar to that of the American cockroach except that the oriental roach does not produce pelletized excrement. ..."
2. Our Insect Friends and Enemies: The Relation of Insects to Man, to Other by John Bernhard Smith (1909)
"The oriental roach or " black beetle " : male. 2. The oriental roach or " black beetle " : female. 3. The German roach or " croton bug " : male. 4. ..."
3. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"34), and the oriental roach, Blatta orientalis Linn. (Fig. 35). ... The oriental roach is an inch or more in length and is very much darker than the croton ..."
4. Gleanings from Nature by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1899)
"In Indiana the oriental roach is found in all the larger towns and cities,and is one of the most noisome and disagreeable insects with which certain classes ..."
5. Nature Study and Life by Clifton Fremont Hodge (1902)
"... and the oriental roach, P. orientalis, which is quite cosmopolitan. To be rid of these pests is easier to talk about than to accomplish. ..."
6. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"METHODS OF DISSEMINATION - The foreign species of roaches, the German roach, Australian roach, and oriental roach were brought here on ships from the ..."