Asian Wood Roach

Asiablatta kyotensis


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Mixed nymphs: $4/each (Contact for availability)
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $30 (Contact for availability)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 18 mm. Female: 18 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: Adults of both sexes can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adult males can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

The Asian wood roach is so similar to our native wood roaches that the two were once classified in the same genus! The active adults can climb, and the males can fly (though they don’t do so often). The nymphs do not climb or burrow, though they enjoy hiding under loose cover. Though my initial experience with this species suggested it could be bred readily as a feeder, recent experience suggest otherwise; I now recommend the similar Parcoblatta fulvescens as an equal feeder alternative.