Common name: Cockroaches, Waterbugs
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Ecological niche: Scavengers or omnivores
Distinguishing characteristics: Oval, somewhat flattened
body that is well-adapted for running and squeezing
into narrow openings; much of the head and thorax
is covered and protected dorsally by a large plate of
exoskeleton (the pronotum). Antennae are long and slender.

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