Ectobia Germanica
Cockroach Cock"roach, n. [Sp. cucaracha.] (Zo["o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Blatta}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

Note: The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and North America are {Blatta orientalis}, a large species often called {black beetle}, and the {Croton bug} ({Blatta Germanica}, formerly {Ectobia Germanica}), also called the {German cockroach}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • Ectobia Germanica — Croton bug Cro ton bug (b[u^]g ). [From the Croton water of New York.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small, active, winged species of cockroach ({Ectobia Germanica}), the water bug. It is common aboard ships, and in houses in cities, esp. in those with hot water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blatta Germanica — Cockroach Cock roach, n. [Sp. cucaracha.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Blatta}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black beetle — Cockroach Cock roach, n. [Sp. cucaracha.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Blatta}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blatta orientalis — Cockroach Cock roach, n. [Sp. cucaracha.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Blatta}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cockroach — Cock roach, n. [Sp. cucaracha.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Blatta}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and North… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Croton bug — Cockroach Cock roach, n. [Sp. cucaracha.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Blatta}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German cockroach — Cockroach Cock roach, n. [Sp. cucaracha.] (Zo[ o]l.) An orthopterous insect of the genus {Blatta}, and allied genera. [1913 Webster] Note: The species are numerous, especially in hot countries. Those most commonly infesting houses in Europe and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Croton bug — Cro ton bug (b[u^]g ). [From the Croton water of New York.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small, active, winged species of cockroach ({Ectobia Germanica}), the water bug. It is common aboard ships, and in houses in cities, esp. in those with hot water pipes;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • German cockroach — Croton bug Cro ton bug (b[u^]g ). [From the Croton water of New York.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small, active, winged species of cockroach ({Ectobia Germanica}), the water bug. It is common aboard ships, and in houses in cities, esp. in those with hot water… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Тараканы — (Blattidae s. Blattodea) семейство насекомых из отряда прямокрылых, Orthoptera (см.), принадлежащее к подотряду собственно прямокрылых (Orthoptera genuina) и составляющее группу бегающих (Cursoria). Семейство это характеризуется плоским телом и… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

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