Does The American Cockroach Fly?


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Home » Cockroaches » Does the American Cockroach Fly?

** Does the American Cockroach Fly? **

American cockroaches are a peridomestic species that live primarily
outdoors and move inside when conditions become harsh or food is
scarce. They prefer moist, humid environments but are also capable of
surviving in dry areas if food and water are available.

In the immature (nymph) stage, American cockroaches are wingless and
incapable of flight. Adults have useful wings and can fly for short
distances. If they start from a high place, such as a tree, they can glide
for some distance. However, despite their ability to do so, American
cockroaches aren’t regular fliers. They can run very fast and, when


do cockroaches fly

Cockroach - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Cockroach **

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For other uses, see Cockroach (disambiguation).


*Common household roaches*
A) German cockroach
B) American cockroach
C) Australian cockroach
D&E) Oriental cockroach (♀ & ♂)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: *Blattodea*

*Cockroaches* are insects of the order *Blattaria* or *Blattodea*, of which
about 30 species out of 4,500 total are associated with human habitats.
About four species are well known as pests.^[1]^[2]

Among the best-known pest species are the American cockroach, /Periplaneta
americana/, which is about 30 mm (1.2 in) long; the German cockroach,
/Blattella germanica/, about 15 mm (0.59 in) long; the Asian cockroach,
/Blattella asahinai/, also about 15 mm (0.59 in) in length; and the
Oriental cockroach, /Blatta orientalis/, about 25 mm (0.98 in). Tropical
cockroaches are often much bigger, and extinct cockroach relatives and
'roachoids' such as the Carboniferous /Archimylacris/ and the Permian
/Apthoroblattina/ were not as large as the biggest modern species.


· 1 Etymology
· 2 Notable species
· 3 Evolutionary history and relationships
· 4 Behavior

· 4.1 Behavioral studies

· 5 Description

· 5.1 Eggs and egg capsules
· 5.2 Sounds
· 5.3 Digestive tract
· 5.4 Tracheae and breathing
· 5.5 Reproduction
· 5.6 Hardiness

· 6 Role as pests
· 7 Uses
· 8 Cultural references
· 9 References
· 10 Further reading
· 11 External links


The name "cockroach" comes from the Spanish word for cockroach,
/cucaracha/, transformed by English folk etymology into "cock" and "roach".
The scientific name derives from the Latinized Greek name for the insect
(Doric Greek: βλάττα, /blátta/; Ionic


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