Madagascan Hissing Cockroach

Hissing Cockroach

Madagascan Hissing Cockroach

Did You Know?

Unlike most cockroaches, they are wingless (though this is also true of some other wood-dwelling roaches).

All about Madagascan Hissing Cockroach

Order:
Blattodea
Family:
Blaberidae
Group:
Gromphadorhina
Lifespan:
Average 18 months
Habitat:
Anywhere and everywhere
Diet:
Decaying organic matter
Conservation Status:
Least Concern
Young:
Nymphs

Fun Facts!

The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach Gromphadorhina portentosa, also known as Hissing roach or simply Hisser, is one of the largest species of cockroach, reaching 4 to 5 inches at maturity. They are excellent climbers and can easily scale smooth glass.

Males can be readily distinguished from females by their thicker, hairier antennae and the pronounced "horns" on the pronotum. Females carry the ootheca (egg case) internally, and release the young nymphs only after the eggs have hatched. As in some other wood roaches, the parents and offspring will commonly remain in close physical contact for extended periods of time.

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