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  1. Blaberus, genus Blaberus(noun)

    giant cockroaches

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  1. Blaberus

    Blaberus is a genus of cockroaches. They are generally from South America. There are around 10 species in the Blaberus genus and they are popular among hobbyists as fodder for other arthropods or as pets. Unlike several genera of cockroach considered to be pests, this genus of cockroach keeps its ootheca in its abdomen until the time it hatches. They generally require a relative humidity of 60%+ to thrive and temperatures above 25c to reproduce. Blaberus giganteus is one of the world's longest roaches. Blaberus craniifer's popular name, "death's head roach" is often attributed to Blaberus discoidalis as well. This genus contains the following species: ⁕Blaberus affinis Jurberg, Albuquerque, Rebordoes, Goncalves & Felip ⁕Blaberus anisitsi Brancsik 1898 ⁕Blaberus asellus ⁕Blaberus atropos ⁕Blaberus boliviensis Princis 1946 ⁕Blaberus brasilianus Saussure 1864 ⁕Blaberus colosseus ⁕Blaberus craniifer Burmeister, 1838 ⁕Blaberus discoidalis Serville, 1839 ⁕Blaberus duckei Jurberg, Albuquerque, Rebordoes, Goncalves & Felip ⁕Blaberus fusiformis Walker, F., 1868 ⁕Blaberus giganteus


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