Centurion Roach

Gyna centurio


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Mixed nymphs: $7/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $70


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 25 mm. Female: 30 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: Adults of both sexes can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adult males can fly. Adult females may be able to fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist with good aeration.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: The Gambia.

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. Adult males and females have quite distinct color schemes, with females being darker with more mauve and males being lighter with two spots on the elytra. The nymphs resemble those of the patchwork and pink cockroaches but with drastically less yellow speckling; much like the other two, however, they are extremely shy and remain hidden most of the time. The centurion roach is an excellent transitional species for those considering keeping the much more difficult Gyna bisannulata and Gyna capucina, as it does best under conditions similar to those absolutely required by the other two.