White Cave Cockroach
Location: (Black Cave) Gomantong Caves, Lower Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia.
September 19, 2010 9:15 am
I found this cockroach inside a huge dark cave. This white cockroach is exactly 33mm from it’s forehead to the tip of it’s tail (I had measured it). This is the only white cockroach I’ve seen in the cave. Is it a completely different cockroach species than the cockroaches around it or it is just an albino ?
Signature: C.X. Wong
Dear C.X. Wong,
We cannot tell you what species of Cockroach you encountered, but we can tell you that the white individual is not an albino. It is a freshly molted individual, and when its exoskeleton hardens, it will resemble its fellow cave inhabitants in terms of coloration.