Yes, that’s right, that’s exactly what this is!
I’ve always said that cockroaches were the one creepy crawlie I really didn’t like. So much so, that I’m embarrassed to admit that I found it difficult to even give the creature the respect it is due…afterall it has survived countless millenia and is one of the most successful insects. It’s a shame really, and can likely be traced back to some unfortunate bathroom-dwelling cockroach encounters in Thailand. Perhaps my feelings could have been mitigated earlier on had I encountered a silk cockroach! All, however, is not lost, and in an effort not to impart my insect predjudices (and really, those predjudices are few) onto Mausi I will file this awesome silk cockroach away to be made at some point in the not too distant future.
Photo used with permission from Novita of very purple person.
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