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Despite their beautiful speckled wings, these central American roaches are unable to fly.  Like other species of cockroach, peppered roaches play a vital role in the environment as decomposers.

Did You Know?

Cockroaches are a very misunderstood group of insects; out of over 4,000 species fewer than 20 are considered human pests.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Archimandrita tesselata

Tropical rainforest

1-2 years

Zoo Location:
World of the Insect

Rotting vegetation