Boll’s Sand Roach

Arenivaga bolliana “Del Rio”

Mixed nymphs: $10/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $80

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 30 mm. Female: 30 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adult males can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
  • Favorite Foods: Rotting hardwood leaves.
  • Locality: Del Rio, Texas, United States.

“Del Rio” was collected by superstar roach collector Alan Jeon in the front yard of another enthusiast. Subsisting on oak leaf litter, this is further confirmation of this species’ aptitude for living without a host burrow or nest. Though not all individuals sport the color, most are quite dark and adult males can have black wings, looking suspiciously similar to Polyphaga aegyptiaca.
Please see the Arenivaga bolliana “Boerne” page for additional information.