Good morning and happy Friday!
Our critter corner, located in the gift shop, has all kinds of critters to check out and discover.
This one here is a Blaberus Discoidalis also known as a Discoid Cockroach.
Origin: Southern California
Average lifespan: 16 - 24 months
Size: 1.4 to 1.8 in. long
Weight: about 0.6 oz
Adults have wings but are not active fliers, and they cannot climb smooth verticle spaces. AND The species served as the basis for the kinematics design of several cockroach-inspired robots. #HowDoYouDiscover #JMDCmanyDiscoveries #crittercorner
Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center