Giant Cave Cockroach Blaberus giganteus

Giant Cave Cockroach
Giant Cave Cockroach
Giant Cave Cockroach
The Giant Cave Cockroach, also called the (Giant) Brazilian Cockroach, is native to Central America and northern South America. It grows to 8cm length (just over 3 inches).
Giant Cave Cockroach
Giant Cave Cockroach
Giant Cave Cockroach
Adults can have more of a Death's Head image on their pronutum than the Death's Head Cockroach! They grow a centimetre longer, the largest winged cockroaches in the world, but otherwise adults and wingless nymphs of the two species look similar.
Giant Cave Cockroach
Giant Cave Cockroach
Giant Cave Cockroach
They live in leaf litter, rotting trunks or caves and eat any plant debris including leaves and fruit. In turn, many animals prey on cockroaches - which, in addition to camouflage, can produce a disgusting smell when threatened. Like other cockroaches, they are gregarious and mainly nocturnal (outside of caves).