Light micrograph of the mouthparts of a cockroach

Light micrograph of the mouthparts of a cockroach

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Credit: JOHN BURBIDGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of the mouthparts of an unidentified species of cockroach. The mouthparts are of the biting and chewing type, bearing large, strong mandibles with serrated biting egdes (dark stained structures at left and right). Cockroaches consume mainly vegetable matter, but will tackle almost any type of organic debris including human rubbish, faeces and diseased or decaying animals. The cockroaches which inhabit human settlements can therefore transmit disease; bacteria may adhere externally to the cockroach or may be ingested and deposited in faeces. Magnification: x12 at 6x4.5cm size.

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Keywords: animal, cockroach, entomological, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, mouthparts, nature, wildlife, zoology

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