Bat Cave Cockroach

Eublaberus distanti

Bat caves are home to more than bats. This roach dominates a populous bat cave on a large tropical island. Countless roaches cover the cave’s walls and floor, and feed mostly on fresh bat guano (bat droppings).

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: World of the Insect
lifespanLifespan: 6 months
ecological roleEcological Role: Decomposer
habitatHabitat: Bat caves and rainforest
dietDiet: Organic debris