Twin-Tipped Winglet Roach

Lobopterella dimidiatipes

Starter colony (15 mixed nymphs): $30

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 14 mm. Female: 15 mm
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Easy.
  • Temperature Requirements: 75-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Not picky.
  • Substrate Humidity: Not picky.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

While very superficially similar to Loboptera decipiens, this species is much easier to please and faster breeding. Adults are more thoroughly marked, though debatably more ornate than that species. This is an excellent beginner species for budding Ectobiid enthusiasts, as it is more tolerant of variable conditions than others the intrepid tiny roach keeper may desire. Although it may make a good feeder, the nymph and adult coloration coupled with relative activity level suggest this species may have some sort of chemical defense. If so, this is likely found in just the adults as in some other roaches.