• nymphs
  • The earliest cockroach-like fossils ("blattopterans" or "roachids") are from the Carboniferous period 320 million years ago, as are fossil roachoid nymphs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additional evidence emerged when F. A. McKittrick (1965) noted similar morphological characteristics between some termites and cockroach nymphs. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1980
  • By early 1980, The Cockroaches began writing their own music as well as covering various 1960s rock 'n' roll artists, especially The Rolling Stones. (wikipedia.org)
  • Swarms
  • The character Dr. Berenbaum (based on the University of Illinois entomologist) suggests that it is actually swarms of cockroaches that are responsible for most UFO sightings because they can generate an electrostatic field which can be illuminated dependent on atmospheric conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • insects
  • Since the 19th century, scientists believed that cockroaches were an ancient group of insects that had a Devonian origin, according to one hypothesis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although not as sophisticated as eusocial insects like ants or bees, these cockroaches can communicate, recognize kin, and even get "lonely" in isolation. (discovermagazine.com)
  • By following individual insects, it also emerged that the more of cockroaches there were on one piece of food, the longer each one would stay to feed. (redorbit.com)
  • potential candidates include chemicals in cockroach saliva, and cuticular hydrocarbons, which cover the insects' bodies. (redorbit.com)
  • Later it was reported that Nadezhda's grandchildren, born to one of the space-born insects, had given birth on earth to normal cockroaches, with a life cycle and development pretty similar to that of any other cockroach. (wikipedia.org)
  • incest
  • Cryptic in nature and merging several genres, mainly sci-fi and drama with sporadic dark humor and surrealist touches, Red Cockroaches' morally ambiguous incest story has gathered as many fans as detractors making it a modern underground cult movie. (wikipedia.org)
  • behavior
  • New cockroach behavior discovered by University of California, Berkeley, biologists secures the insect's reputation as one of nature's top escape artists, able to skitter away and disappear from sight before any human can swat it. (redorbit.com)
  • steer
  • Amateur neuroscientists can steer the cockroach left and right after the surgery. (slate.com)
  • Researchers from the iBionicS lab at North Carolina State University have created a remote-control system to stimulate and steer cockroaches, they reported at the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society last month. (discovermagazine.com)
  • prefers
  • Although a flesh-eating cockroach swarm prefers to feed on rot and carrion, these ravenous creatures do not balk at attacking living creatures as large as an elephant if given a chance. (google.com)
  • pest
  • The German cockroach is very successful at establishing an ecological niche in buildings, and is resilient in the face of many pest control measures. (wikipedia.org)
  • reproductive
  • They're replicated the mysterious power of the jewel wasp, also known as the emerald cockroach wasp, which incorporates the cockroach into its reproductive cycle in a most gruesome way. (foxnews.com)
  • known
  • The cockroach families Corydiidae and Ectobiidae were previously known as the Polyphagidae and Blattellidae. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cockroaches have been known to spread human pathogens, parasitic worms, E. coli, Salmonella and many other bacteria. (reference.com)
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches (known as Oggy et les Cafards in French, often referred to as simply Oggy) is a French animated comedy series produced by Xilam and Gaumont Film Company. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is also known as the ship cockroach, kakerlac, and Bombay canary. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cockroaches are known for their fast speed of movement, second only to the speed of tiger beetles. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, although it is widely known as the "German cockroach" in English-speaking countries, in Germany in turn, it is known as the Russian roach. (wikipedia.org)
  • pesticides
  • Fogger-type residual pesticides are ineffective at controlling oriental cockroaches, according to Penn State University's College of Agricultural Sciences. (ehow.com)
  • temperate
  • Tropical cockroaches are often much bigger than temperate species, and, contrary to popular belief, extinct cockroach relatives and 'roachoids' such as the Carboniferous Archimylacris and the Permian Apthoroblattina were not as large as the biggest modern species. (wikipedia.org)
  • life cycle
  • What was considered unnatural for the newborn cockroaches was that their carapace had darkened in colour much earlier, in comparison with natural-condition cockroaches who develop that darker tone later in their life cycle. (wikipedia.org)
  • despite
  • Despite the constant mayhem caused by the cockroaches, Oggy has developed a sort of love-hate relationship with them, having lived with them for a long time. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, in more recent episodes, Oggy has been portrayed as heroic, often triumphing over the cockroaches despite the beatings he takes from them and Bob. (wikipedia.org)
  • However
  • Not all depictions of cockroaches are purely negative, however. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, like all the extant species, the American cockroach has probably evolved in the last few millions to thousands of years (during the Quaternary) and is a fully modern organism. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the Asian cockroach is attracted to light and can fly rather like a moth, while the German cockroach cannot. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, even though they would soon die in the outdoors on their own, German cockroaches have been found as inquilines ("tenants") of human buildings as far north as Alert, Nunavut. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is, however, slightly smaller than the American cockroach, and has a yellow margin on the thorax and yellow streaks at its sides near the wing base. (wikipedia.org)
  • carries
  • An American Tail - the chief villain, Warren T. Rat, carries with him a cockroach named Digit whom he forces to count his money and frequently abuses, even threatening to eat him at one point. (wikipedia.org)
  • Researchers
  • We should definitively pay more attention to cockroaches and other simple 'societies' as they provide researchers with a good models for co-operation and emergent properties of social life, that we could extrapolate to more sophisticated societies, like ours," says Lihoreau. (redorbit.com)
  • Researchers have identified 14 different types of mold on and around this species of cockroach, including several molds associated with allergies and others that can cause secondary infections if they enter the lungs or an open wound. (newswise.com)
  • live
  • The $99 kits come with live cockroaches, a surgical kit, and tiny electronic hardware pieces. (slate.com)
  • If it was merely a vacation I wouldn't be as freaked but my husband wants to visit with an eye toward retirement there and I told him I couldn't live with those huge cockroaches/palmettos, I'd be a wreck. (tripadvisor.ie)
  • Benoit now is pursuing additional studies on one surprise among the findings: Symbiotic mites also live on the cockroaches, and help keep them clean. (newswise.com)
  • scientists
  • Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo, the co-founders of Backyard Brains , a small startup company of scientists and engineers, created the tiny backpack the cockroach wears and designed the kit that allows the user to attach all the pieces themselves. (slate.com)
  • Israeli scientists have figured out how to turn cockroaches into zombie slaves. (foxnews.com)
  • Nadezhda (Russian: Надежда, Hope) was a cockroach that was sent into space during the Foton-M 3 bio-satellite flight between September 14 and 26, 2007 by Russian scientists. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • Place prepackaged cockroach bait in areas where you have found the largest population of roaches. (ehow.com)
  • Benoit said all of the mold species found on and around the hissing cockroaches are capable of producing huge quantities of spores. (newswise.com)
  • Oriental cockroaches can be found in usually damp places such as sewer pipes, sink drains, and any other form of damp areas in households. (wikipedia.org)
  • bacteria
  • Cockroaches can pick up disease-causing bacteria, such as Salmonella, on their legs and later deposit them on foods and cause food infections or poisoning. (wikipedia.org)