Brown Roach

Periplaneta brunnea


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Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $10 (Contact for availability)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 36 mm. Female: 36 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adult males may be able to fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

The brown roach is extremely similar to the American roach, only with different coloration and differently shaped cerci. It is less adaptable than other Periplaneta and typically only inhabits warm climates. It is an endearing species that displays well; the nymphs are quite colorful and the intensity and variation in adult pronotum patterns is interesting to observe.