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Cockroaches: Blattodea

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Cockroaches And People, Madeira Cockroach (rhyparobia Maderae): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CONSERVATION STATUS

MADEIRA COCKROACH (Rhyparobia maderae): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
GERMAN COCKROACH (Blattella germanica): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
ORIENTAL COCKROACH (Blatta orientalis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
AMERICAN COCKROACH (Periplaneta americana): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
BROWNBANDED COCKROACH (Supella longipalpa): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Cockroaches are found around the world, with most species living in the tropics. Species are found wherever humans live and work.

No species of cockroaches are officially endangered. The greatest threat to wild cockroaches is the destruction of their habitats, especially tropical species that have a very limited geographic range or live in small, specialized habitats. At least one species, the Russian steppe cockroach (Ectobius duskei), has become extinct because the continual expansion of cultivated wheat completely replaced its habitat.

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