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Belize Photo of the Day: Giant Wild Cockroach

23 July 2011 No Comment

giant wild cockroach found during Belize's creatures of the night walk

Today’s picture of the day is the Giant wild Cockroach and its scientific name is Blaberus giganteus.  The giant wild cockroach is one of the world’s largest cockroaches and it mostly resides in the tropics.  It is a nocturnal insect but can occasionally be seen during the day.  It can be found in hollow trees sharing the same habitat with bats, opossums, and various arthropods.

Fun fact of the day: What is an arthropod?

An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having an external skeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages. Arthropods include insects, arachnids, crustaceans, and others.

Submitted by Naturalist Guide: Meshack Eliah


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