A new species of wood-eating cockroach was recently discovered in China. Entomologists found a colony of more than 100 cockroaches when a rotten log was split open.

This is not the first cockroach discovered that eats wood. So far 55 species have been identified, in various places around the world. Very little is known about these cockroaches because of their secluded lifestyle. They usually live in decaying wood, but sometimes in debris on forest floors and cracks in rocks. Hopefully, none of them will find their way to our area!