Kingdom : Animalia
                       Class : Insecta
     Scientific Name : Blattaria
                         Size : 1.5 - 5.0cm (0.5 - 2in)

Average Life Span : 18 months
                   Colour : Brown, Black, Tan
              Skin Type : Shell
   Special Features : Long antennae and 
                                   brain located in 
                                   body not head
  1. The Cockroach is found in all habitats and environment, except water, across the world.
  2. These insects play a vital role in the ecosystem by ingesting decomposing materials.
  3. Only 30 of the 4000 species of cockroach come in contact with humans.
  4. They are known to be around 300 million years old species.
  5. They are omnivores feeding on decaying organic matter.
  6. Most of them are nocturnal except the oriental cockroach which gets attracted to light.
  7. Due to their size, they have numerous predators in birds, spiders, small mammals and reptiles.
  8. The female cockroach lays 10-90 eggs at a time, which hatch within a few days.
  9. The cockroaches have an average lifespan of around 18 months.
  10. The female cockroaches have a more rounded abdomen than the male cockroaches.
  11. Interestingly, their brains are not in their heads but are in their bodies.

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