Rosy Roach

Gyna cf. sculpturata


                      


Mixed nymphs: $7/each
Starter colony (12 mixed nymphs): $70


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 30 mm. Female: 40 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: Adults of both sexes can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adult males and females can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Ovoviviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist with good aeration.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: Unknown.

At long last a new Gyna sp. has found its way into the hobby! The rosy roach has nymphs morphologically similar to the patchwork, pink, and centurion roaches, suggesting that they are closely related. Its care is similar to the former three species but it appears to be more forgiving than the pink and patchwork roaches, akin to the centurion roach. Adult males are grayer, erratic, and short-lived, while females are more robust and boast tender pink undertones. The nymphs are less speckled than related species and share the common Gyna sp. behavior of mobbing food excitedly when large chunks are offered.