In popular culture, cockroaches are often regarded as vile and extremely resilient pests, due to their shiny exoskeletons (making them look slimy, contrary to their fastidious habits), and their size, unusual for a scavenging insect.
Cockroaches in mainstream
The cockroach (and similar insects) are common subjects of transformation stories inspired by the novel The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, in which a salesman wakes up one morning transformed into a cockroach.
Cockroaches and furry
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