Cockroaches: Ecology, Behavior, and Natural History
by W.J. Bell, L.M. Roth, C.A. Nalepa
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press 2007
Number of pages: 248
The cockroach is truly an evolutionary wonder. This definitive volume provides a complete overview of suborder Blattaria, highlighting the diversity of these amazing insects in their natural environments. The book explores the fascinating natural history and behavior of cockroaches, describing their various colors, sizes, and shapes, as well as how they move on land, in water, and through the air.
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