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This cockroach is glossy to the touch, with jet black wings covering the abdomen and a skull shaped, amber/black coloured marking on the pronotum (top of it's head). They are particularly large cockroaches with adults reaching 3 inches or more. Male and female roaches look very similar, females are slightly larger with a rounded abdomen.
The Trinidad wood cockroach is from Central and South America and live mostly in tropical and subtropical forests. They live on decaying plant material.
They do give off a mild odour if significantly frightened. Although adults have wings they do not fly.
Trinidad wood cockroach are not endangered.
Trinidad wood cockroach can be found in the Insect Zoo.