For Mr Paul Brookes-Wombwell Rainbows~National Insect Week 21st – 27th June 2021 ~ Cockroaches



Omnivorous Blattodea

C Carboniferous Period records ancestral origins

O Of the Order of Blattodea cockroaches

C Capable of tolerating wide range of climates

K Knowledge of “Light and number of cockroaches decide their destination”.

R Reared in isolation German cockroaches behave differently.

O Omnivorous scavengers.

A Ancient group, arctic cold to tropical heat adapters.

C Chewing mouthparts are a special physical feature.

H Habitats of wide range are dwelling places.

E Eat human flesh -bite both living and dead,

S Since classical antiquity -depend socially, transfer info, shelter in groups.

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