Cockroaches get a bad rap. Just the word makes people “ew” and “ugh”. Even though only 10% of species are pests of humans, we tend to associate all of them with filth. Prejudice is a funny thing – if these insects were pink or blue, the general reaction to them would probably be much different. They actually play a more important role in our lives than you might think.
This video, produced for Texas A&M University’s Department of Entomology
, explores the biology, morphology and mythology surrounding these misunderstood animals. And you won’t want to miss the hilarious mating scene!
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