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Dictyoptera US English

An order of insects that comprises the cockroaches and mantises. They have a somewhat flattened form, two pairs of wings, and long spiky legs

Dictyoptera in cockroach US English

A beetlelike insect with long antennae and legs, feeding by scavenging. Several tropical species have become established worldwide as pests in homes and food service establishments

Dictyoptera in German cockroach US English

A small, brown, common indoor cockroach found worldwide

Dictyoptera in mantis US English

A slender predatory insect related to the cockroach. It waits motionless for prey with its large spiky forelegs folded like hands in prayer