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Blatta orientalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Family: Blattidae
Subfamily: Blattinae
Genus: Blatta
Linnaeus, 1758[1]

Blatta is a genus of cockroaches.

Species include:

The name blatta represents a specialised use of Latin blatta, meaning a light-shunning insect.[3]


  1. 1 2 "Blatta". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  2. Beccaloni, GW (2007). "genus Blatta Linnaeus, 1758". Blattodea Species File Online. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  3. "blatta". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
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