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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. ^ a b "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.)