WHY COCKROACHES NEED THEIR FRIENDS
BBC Nature, Matt Walker, May 2,
Scientists are discovering that these supposedly crude, and
creepy automatons are much more sophisticated than we thought.
unveiling the secret lives of these insects, they are finding out that
cockroaches are actually highly social creatures; they recognise members of
their own families, with different generations of the same families living
Cockroaches do not like to be left alone, and suffer ill
health when they are.
And they form closely bonded, egalitarian
societies, based on social structures and rules. Communities of cockroaches
are even capable of making collective decisions for the greater good.
By studying certain species of cockroach, we may even be able to learn
some insights into how more advanced animal societies evolved, including our