I am a very special insect.

We have been around for hundreds of millions of years and can live almost anywhere in the world. I’m fast too, in fact I’m the fastest of all insects. Lots of people don’t like me as they think I’m a pest. I’m actually very important in the wild as I munch rotting vegetation on the ground to make soil. Without us plants can’t grow.

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Class

Insect

Order

Blattodea

Food Group

Omnivore

Body Clock

Nocturnal

Average Life Span

In the wild: Up to 18 months

Weight

Up to 30 g

Length

Up to 9cm

Special Ability

The most resilient creature on earth and can survive anywhere on the planet.

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