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Macropanesthia rhinoceros, the Australian rhinoceros cockroach is also known as the litter bug or giant burrowing cockroach.Endemic to Australia Macropanesthia rhinoceros is the heaviest cockroach species on earth. Macropanesthia rhinoceros, lives in burrows that it carves out itself.They hiss when disturbed, when courting and when fighting. Fighting is commonest between adult males. Each male lowers his pronotum, the plate above his head, and then butt each other. The loser often gets turned over.


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