Oriental or common cockroach

( Latin: Blatta orientalis)

This species is found in the same kind of place as the German cockroach, but usually at an even higher temperature, and it is not as common. The wings are well-developed in the male, but they are reduced to short stumps in the female.

The egg capsule contains about 15 eggs, and the female only carries it for a few days. She then deposits it in a dark, sheltered place and after about two months it splits open and the small nymphs crawl out.