Cockroaches


Cockroaches (or simply "roaches") are insects of the order Blattaria. The name derives from the Greek and Latin names for the insect (Doric Greek: βλάττα, blátta; Ionic and Attic Greek: βλάττη, bláttē; Latin: Blatta).

There are about 4,000 species of cockroach, of which 30 species are associated with human habitations and about four species are well known as pests.