Blaberus colosseus (Illiger, 1801)

Blaberus colosseus
Synonyms: none
Common names: Colossal Roach
Useful information: Non-climbing and flightless. They have a very smelly defensive odor.
Distribution: Trinidad, Venezuela, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Mexico
Size: 65-70 mm
Reproduction and ontogeny: Ovovivipary.
Morpfology: The nymphs have a dark brown color. Adults are macropterous.

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  • Food: Vegetables, fruits, protein (dry cat or dog food) and rotten wood with dried leaves.
  • Other information: They love to burrow, even the adults too. Deep soil required with vertical moulting surfaces.

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