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SOUTH AMERICAN COCKROACHES
 
 
SOUTH AMERICAN COCKROACHES

SOUTH AMERICAN COCKROACHES

(Blaberus sp.)

Description

The largest members of this genus of cockroach can reach up to 3.5 inches in length. They range in colour from light, mottled brown through to very dark brown, almost black.

Habitat & Distribution

These insects live in the leaf litter of tropical rainforests in South America.

Diet

South American cockroaches are not fussy eaters. Their main diet is decaying plant matter such as leaves and fruit but they will also eat wood and even poo if nothing else is available.

Conservation Status

Not evaluated.