Firefly Mimic

Schultesia lampyridiformis


Starter colony (15 mixed nymphs): $40

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 15 mm. Female: 20 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Adults of both sexes may be able to fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
    • Care Level: Intermediate.
    • Temperature Requirements: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Moist with good ventilation.
    • Substrate Humidity: Dry.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

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).” The females have small litters but have them often, making cultures grow quickly. Good humidity with ventilation, heat, and a loose, chunky substrate are vital to breeding these little guys.