Cloaked Sun Roach

Hemithyrsocera palliata

Mixed nymphs: $5/each
Starter colony (15 mixed nymphs): $50

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

  • Adult Size: Male: 15 mm. Female: 14 mm.
  • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
  • Flying Abilities: Adults and nymphs of both sexes can fly.
  • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
  • Care Level: Intermediate.
  • Temperature Requirements: 70-85 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Air Humidity: Dry.
  • Substrate Humidity: Moist with good aeration.
  • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Breaking the typical nocturnal roach mold, the cloaked sun roach is a striking day-active species. Adults and nymphs frequently perch on stems and leaves and are believed to passively pollinate flowers! Nymphs are born solid black and extremely tiny at roughly 1 millimeter and grow steadily into brilliant red, orange, and black marked subadults with yellow highlights. Adults are not as striking but do possess yellow highlights with black to dusky-rufous wings. This is a very high-strung species and the nymphs scuttle excitedly when stimulated or presented with food, and adults are excellent fliers and readily fly; a secure enclosure is a must for this species!