dictyopterous insect

Definitions of dictyopterous insect

n cockroaches and mantids

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cockroach, roach
any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
mantid, mantis
predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer
Asiatic cockroach, Blatta orientalis, blackbeetle, oriental cockroach, oriental roach
dark brown cockroach originally from orient now nearly cosmopolitan in distribution
American cockroach, Periplaneta americana
large reddish brown free-flying cockroach originally from southern United States but now widely distributed
Australian cockroach, Periplaneta australasiae
widely distributed in warm countries
Blattella germanica, Croton bug, German cockroach, crotonbug, water bug
small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe; a common household pest
giant cockroach
large tropical American cockroaches
Mantis religioso, praying mantid, praying mantis
the common mantis
Type of:
small air-breathing arthropod

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