suborder Blattaria

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Noun1.suborder Blattaria - cockroachessuborder Blattaria - cockroaches; in some classifications considered an order
animal order - the order of animals
Dictyoptera, order Dictyoptera - in some classifications replaced by the orders (here suborders) Blattodea (cockroaches) and Manteodea (mantids); in former classifications often subsumed under a much broader order Orthoptera
cockroach, roach - any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
Blattidae, family Blattidae - domestic cockroaches
Cryptocercidae, family Cryptocercidae - a family of Blattodea
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College-level collections strong in entomological references will find an invaluable detail to COCKROACHES, a review of the approximately 4,000 species within the suborder Blattaria. Chapters explore the history and behavior of cockroaches, describing their colors, shapes, diet, reproduction habits and more, and including analysis of the ecology and evolution of the species.