Colin the Cockroach

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.

Colin the Cockroach Picture

Class


Insect

Family


Blattodea

Food Group


Omnivore

Body Clock


Nocturnal

Life Span


In the wild: Up to 18 months

Body Weight


Up to 30 grams

Length


Up to 9cm

Special Abilty


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