Giant cave roach

These roaches are one of the largest species of cockroach in the world. They eat a variety of dead insects, animals, decaying fruit, and guano. Like most roach species, giant cave roaches are not technically pests, as they do not typically inhabit human dwellings. 

Fast Facts

  • Cave cockroaches are a type of scavenger called a detritivore.
  • The females will lay their eggs in an egg case, called an ootheca.
  • They are nocturnal.

Scientific name

Blaberus giganteus
Range  Central and South America
Conservation status Not Listed
Diet Omnivore
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