Scrub Roach

Eurycotis opaca “Jaruco”


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Mixed nymphs: $5/each (Not available)
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $50 (Not available)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 48 mm. Female: 50 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Dry.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Jaruco, Cuba.

Indigenous to Cuba, the scrub cockroach is closely related to our native Eurycotis floridana. Care is similar, though the scrub roach tends to be more temperature and crowding sensitive. This is a large species, but the young nymphs are excellent climbers. Several color varieties of this species can be found in the wild, but only two are currently cultured.