Cockroach

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This is a photo of a dead cockroach that I found in the stairwell of one of the buildings on Queens’ Campus. I found it around 1:00pm while walking to lunch.

Taxonomy

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Blattodea

Family: Blattidae

Genus: Periplaneta

Species: americana

Fun Fact!

According to the EOL (Encyclopedia of Life), cockroaches are the fourth most common allergen. (http://eol.org/pages/1076920/details)

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