Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattaria or Blattodea, of which about 30 species out of 4,500 total are associated with human habitats. About four species are well known as pests. Among the best-known pest species are the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, which is about 30 mm (1.2 in) long; the German cockroach, Blattella germanic...
Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattaria or Blattodea, of which about 30 species out of 4,500 total are associated with human habitats. About four species are well known as pests. Among the best-known pest species are the American cockroach, Periplaneta americana, which is about 30 mm (1.2 in) long; the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, about 15 mm (0.59 in) long; the Asian cockroach, Blattella asahinai, also about 15 mm (0.59 in) in length; and the Oriental cockroach, Blatta orientalis, about 25 mm (0.98 in). Tropical cockroaches are often much bigger, and extinct cockroach relatives and 'roachoids' such as the Carboniferous Archimylacris and the Permian Apthoroblattina were not as large as the biggest modern species.
L. verrucosa grows to a length of about 4 cm and is mainly black or dark brown with a white margin to the dorsal sclerites. It is sexually dimorphic, with males being slightly smaller than females and having a pair of large, usually yellow spots on the pronotum. These are covered by a thin translucent cuticle and have traditionally been thought to be...
A quick breeder, this species compensates for its lack of size with its breeding speed and colors; adults and older nymphs are a mysterious dark plum color with reddish-orange heads. The elytra are covered in long, arching hairs visible with good magnification from the side.
The Elliptorhina Chopardi, mini hisser are perfect for small children. They are small around 1 to 1 1/2" in size and do not poke with thier legs. They also have the abilty to blow air through a tube that gives the hissing effect which is exclusive to hissing roaches.
This species is very similar to the Domino cockroach but the pattern on the wings look like question marks! A beautiful species of cockroach. Both sexes look alike, black with white spots, adult size approx. 2-3cm.
The genus Gyna never disappoints with its many colorful and unique members; the centurion roach is no exception. Coupled with the yellow porcelain roach and the blue chrome roach, it completes the primary color triad by adding its beautiful red pronotum and wing markings.
This beautiful species is often found in bird nests in the wild. Its color and pattern resemble that of fireflies, which are toxic to many predators (the roach, however, is not poisonous). Fittingly, this species’s scientific name means “having the form of a glowworm (firefly).”