Pale-Bordered Field Roach

Pseudomops septentrionalis

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  (Photo provided by Gayle and Jeanell Strickland)

Mixed nymphs: $4/each (Contact for availability)
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $40 (Contact for availability)

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 13 mm. Female: 15 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: Adults of both sexes can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adults of both sexes can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Apples and carrots.
  • Locality: Lantana, Texas.

The pale-bordered field roach is a timid species from the southern US. The nymphs are dull brown and resemble Parcoblatta. The adults are stunningly colored and visit flowers during the daytime. Their bright colors may make them resemble wasps or bombardier beetles to potential predators. The adults are fairly short lived but produce many offspring.