Unadorned Roach

Symploce pallens


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Starter colony (15 mixed nymphs): $10 (Contact for availability)


Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 16 mm. Female: 16 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adult males can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

The unadorned cockroach is an occasional inhabitant of greenhouses around the globe. The males are fully winged and the females are brachypterous. This species is very easy to culture but fairly intolerant of dry conditions. It would make a better feeder if it wasn’t so good at climbing. Regardless, the species has its charms; adult females will defend food while eating quite violently.