“Six-spotted Cockroach” (Eublaberus distanti

Also known as the Four-spotted Cockroach or Trinidad Bat-cave Cockroach, the six-spotted cockroach is a species of Blaberid cockroach that is native to Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, Brazil, and Peru. Six-spotted cockroaches typically are observed in relatively dry guano-rich areas in caves (thus the name “bat-cave”) but are also found in rotting logs, decaying litter and epiphytes. Like many other cockroach species, E. distanti is a scavenger feeding on any animal or vegetable matter readily available. 


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Image: Ltshears

Speckled Cockroach (Nauphoeta cinerea)

Also known as the Lobster Cockroach, the speckled cockroach is a species of Blaberid cockroach that originally was native to North-Eastern Africa but has been accidentally introduced to other places around the world. Like many insects female speckled cockroaches are capable of reproducing via parthenogenesis.


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Image: Ed Baker