Giant hissing cockroach

Giant hissing cockroach

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Credit: SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Giant hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa) being held to show its underside. The cockroaches are wingless and can measure up to nine centimetres long. They are found throughout Madagascar where they scavenge on forest floors. They are also sold as popular pets across the world. Photographed in the Tsimanampetsotsa national park in Madagascar.

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