Many of our visitors know all about the Madagascar hissing cockroaches, but how well do you know our OTHER roaches? Join us for this edition of Online Bug Encounters to meet three more roach species!

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At-Home Activity
Biomimicry is what happens when humans get ideas for new inventions by studying nature. A group of scientists at UC Berkeley in California recently studied cockroaches to improve the design of a robot they were working on. Their robot is durable and able to squeeze into tiny places, just like real cockroaches. What type of job do you think this robot has? Check out this worksheet to see photos of the robot and complete this at-home challenge. Ready for the answer? Watch this video to learn more about the robot!