Can cockroaches fly?

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Answered 2012-10-01 13:29:46

Only a couple cockroaches can fly including the Asian, American (gliding actually) and Brownbanded Cockroach. German cockroaches aren't capable of sustained flight.

In general, cockroaches with short/narrow/undeveloped wings cannot fly.

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