Peruvian Cave Roach

Blaberus cf. peruvianus


Mixed nymphs: $3
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $30

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 57 mm. Female: 65 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: All life stages cannot climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
    • Care Level: Easy.
    • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Not picky.
    • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

This uncommon species (and Blaberus fusca) may be responsible for the infamous “fusca x giganteus”, “craniifer x giganteus”, and “fusca hybrid” crosses. The nymphs are nearly impossible to differentiate from Blaberus fusca, however, the adult males of this species resemble miniature Blaberus giganteus and ALWAYS have an unconnected blotch of brown in the middle of their elytra. The adult females resemble female Blaberus fusca but have a messier looking band on their wings, as well as overall oranger coloration. The square on the pronotum of both sexes is much more circular than that of Blaberus fusca. Hearty and prolific, this species makes a unique alternative to Blaberus fusca, as a pet or a feeder.