The Oriental cockroach also known as Blattaorientalis is the largest of the cockroach species. The female is known for being up to 28mm and the male being 29mm. The Oriental cockroach is a darkish brown-black colour. The female is unable to fly as her wings are very short making it appear that she is wingless. However the male Oriental cockroach has very long wings for short flights. The female has a wider body than the males.
Oriental cockroaches have 3 stages for development: the egg, the nymph and the adult. The female adult Oriental cockroach will lay her egg capsules in cracks and crevices and any area which is protected. She will lay roughly 12 capsules in her life time which will have around 18 nymphs in each capsule. The average length of time the nymphs will be in the eggs will be up to 15 months depending on the temperature. Nymphs will take around 30 weeks to reach adulthood and the life span of the Brown-banded will be up to 1.5 years in ideal conditions.
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