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Madagascan Hissing Cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa

Madagascan hissing cockroaches are one of over 3,000 cockroach species, however unlike most cockroaches these have no wings.

measurements

Measurements

Size: Up to 10cm
Weight: 10g.

habitat

Habitat

As their name suggests, these cockroaches are only found on the island of Madagascar where they live on the forest floor.

diet

Diet

Cockroaches are the ‘dustmen of the forest floor’, they will eat anything from decaying fruit and vegetable matter to carrion (dead meat).

behaviour

Breeding

Madagascan hissing cockroaches have several litters of offspring each year. Cockroaches are ‘ovoviviparous’, the female retaining the egg sac inside her body until the young hatch. Our Madagascan hissing cockroaches breed many times each year. Look out for cockroaches of different sizes - and especially cockroaches that have just shed their skin, which are white in colour!

threat

Conservation

Madagascan hissing cockroaches have not been evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), but they are not thought to be endangered.

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