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Zoological name of cockroach is
A) Glossina palpalis
B) Periplaneta americana
C) Musca nebulo
D) Apis indica

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Hint:Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea and phylum Arthropoda, which also includes termites. About 30 cockroach species out of 4,600 are associated with human habitats. About five species are well known as pests.

Complete Answer:
The scientific name of the most common type of cockroaches is Periplanetaamericana),
1)The scientific names for other types of cockroaches are-
The Florida woods cockroach (Eurycotis floridana), the Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis), the German cockroach (Blattella germanica), the Asian cockroach (Blattella asahinai). The most common thing among all these types is that the body of all these types of cockroaches are divided into head, thorax and abdomen.
2) Glossina palpalis is the zoological name of the Tsetse fly.
3)Musca nebulo is the zoological name of the Indian house fly.
4) Apis indica is the scientific name of the Indian honeybee or Eastern honeybee, it is a subspecies of the honey bee and one of the predominant bees found and domesticated in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Burma, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand and mainland Asia.

Additional information:
Cockroaches can harbour a lot of diseases within themselves and are thus are a vector of many dangerous diseases-
Several bacteria-related illnesses that cockroaches are linked to include gastroenteritis, food poisoning, enteric fever, typhoid fever, diarrhoea, giardia, listeriosis, Cholera, E. coli, and dysentery. Roaches shed allergens. Cockroach excrement and shed skins cause an allergic response in many people.

Hence, the correct answer is option B (Periplaneta americana).

Note:Cockroaches dislike light and will hide from it if they can. However, keeping the lights on in a room won't prevent cockroaches from moving in if they can find sources of food, moisture, and shelter. As it is mostly a nocturnal feeder.