Madagascan Hissing Cockroach
Madagascan Hissing Cockroach at the Agricultural Science Unit
These cockroaches are shiny brown and oval-shaped, with no wings and a single pair of antennae. Males sport large horns, which give them an unusual and impressive appearance.
Despite their creepy reputation, cockroaches are mild-mannered forest dwellers that don't mean any harm to humans.
Hissing cockroaches have a pair of modified spiracles; these are the tubes insects use for breathing. These insects use these spiracles to produce the hissing sound that inspired their name.
Common Name : Madagascar Hissing Cockroach
Scientific Name : Gromphadorhina portentosa
Type : Invertebrate
Diet : Omnivore
Avarage Life Span in Captivity : 2 to 5 years
Size: 2 to 3 inches long
Weight : 22g
Madagascar hissing cockroaches are one of the largest species of cockroach in the world.