Broad Wood Roach

Parcoblatta lata


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Mixed nymphs: $2/each (Contact for availability)
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $20 (Contact for availability)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 28 mm. Female: 28mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: Adults of both sexes can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adults males can 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: Torreya State Park. Bristol, Florida.

The broad wood roach is the second largest species in the genus Parcoblatta. The females are over an inch and have beautiful red and black stripes on their abdomen with glossy wings and a beautiful orange-ish pronotum. The males are dull orange with creamy pronotum borders. This prolific species lays oothecae often, and each egg case can contain over 50 ova! Despite their looks, the adult females are well-behaved when handled.