Blaberus sp.

Ovoviviparous Cockroach

Blaberus sp., Ovoviviparous Cockroach Family


Family: Blaberidae

Subfamily: Blaberinae

Length: many species in the genus are 40 - 60 mm


Arnett (2000) and others have applied the common name ovoviviparous cockroaches to family Blaberidae. The name refers to the females retaining their ootheca within their abdomen until the eggs hatch.

Photo data: 19 May 2010. Arima Valley, Trinidad.

GPS data: 10.71781, -61.2977. Elevation 340 meters above sea level.