Brazilian Flying Cockroach
Scientific Name: Blaberus giganteus
Habitat: Brazilian flying cockroaches can be found in caves, trees and on the rainforest floor of Central America and northern South America.
Diet: Brazilian flying cockroaches are detritivores and eat decaying things, like fruits and vegetables that have fallen off trees.
Size: 0.2 to 0.3 feet long
Weight: Less than 0.1 pound
Lifespan: 1 to 3 years
I.U.C.N. Conservation Status:
What does this mean?
Least Concern – a species determined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (I.U.C.N.) to be pervasive, abundant, and thriving.
Did You Know?!
- Cockroaches use their hind legs for gliding and flying.
- Cockroaches are one of the oldest forms of insects inhabiting the Earth today.
- A cockroaches dominant defense mechanism is their ability to feel vibrations and flee.
- Brazilian giant cockroach nymphs molt several times before reaching adult size.
- Male cockroaches will use their wings to impress females.
- Brazilian flying cockroaches are one of the largest cockroaches in the world.
- Brazilian cockroaches “see” and feel their surroundings using leg bristles and antennae.