Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroach
Habitat: Diverse habitats
Natural Diet: Primarily vegetable matter
Status in the Wild:
Fun Animal Facts
These giant cockroaches can grow up to 3 inches in length. Unlike other cockroaches, they insects do not have wings. They hiss as a defensive reaction to distract predators. The roaches are able to forcefully pass air through respiratory openings or spiracles that are located along their abdomen. Only adult roaches are able to hiss. Males also use hissing to compete with other males and to attract females.
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