Giant Cockroach

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Giant Cockroach

Blaberus giganteus
This roach is one of the largest in the world. It is colored to look like a dead leaf and flattened for hiding in narrow crevices. During the day it shelters under fallen leaves, loose tree bark or similar crawl spaces. At night is scampers about looking for food and occasionally flies short distances.
Fact file:

Adult Lifespan: 6 months

Ecological Role: Decomposer

Habitat: Tropical rainforest

Diet: Organic debris

Current Range: Central and South America