Little Kenyan Roach

Paraplecta cf. minutissima “Kenya”


30 mixed: $10
100 mixed: $30
300 mixed: $80

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 8 mm. Female: 10 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: Adult males can climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
    • Care Level: Easy.
    • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Not picky.
    • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Although it is no longer the smallest cultivated cockroach species, the little Kenyan roach is still the smallest Blaberid in culture. Adults of this species are less than a half inch long! They are steady reproducers that enjoy burrowing but won’t dig straight down when placed on a substrate. The adult males can climb, however, the adult females and nymphs cannot. Males can be told apart from females by their short wings, whereas females have ridiculously tiny wings (microptery). They are livebearers, and the females will excavate birthing chambers on the bottom of the container if sufficient space is provided. Due to their small size I would highly recommend these for a mixed species container; larger species, like Blaberus sp. or Gromphadorhina sp., will coexist together peacefully if a substrate and bark is provided for this tiny species to take shelter under.