is an insect
of the order Blattodea
). The typical American or German cockroach is about 3 cm long, but tropical
cockroaches can be much bigger. They are often found around garbage and are considered a pest in the kitchen. Female cockroaches, or henroaches, are sometimes seen carrying egg cases on the end of their abdomen; the egg case holds about 30 long, thin eggs, laid along the case. The eggs hatch into pale yellow nymphs that quickly inflate themselves with air and harden.
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