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Cockroaches : Nature Closeups

Cockroaches

July 7th, 2011 - 10:15 AM | Filed under Featured Photos | No comments

30mm | July 2, 2011 | Monte Alegre, Minas Gerais, Brazil

I saw quite a variety of cockroaches in my relatively short outing to Monte Alegre. The first one, above, was the largest and was not altogether unattractive. It blended in well with the leaf litter.

The second one was a bit smaller, and was spotted in some low foliage.

25mm | Dorsolateral view

This last one was the smallest, but the most robust.

20mm | Dorsal view

It was moving slowly about until it encountered something tasty (rodent dropping?).

Lateral view | Feeding

Subjects: Cockroaches and Insects.
Places: Brazil, Minas Gerais, Monte Alegre, and South America.
Behaviors: Feeding.
Adaptations: Crypsis.
Life Stages: Adult.
Taxa: Class Insecta and Order Blattodea.
Colors: Black, Brown, Orange, and Tan.

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