Harlequin Roach

Neostylopyga rhombifolia

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

Detailed Species Stats -Click-

    • Adult Size: Male: 28 mm. Female: 35 mm.
    • Climbing Abilities: All life stages can climb.
    • Flying Abilities: Cannot fly.
    • Mode of Birth: Oviparous.
    • Care Level: Intermediate.
    • Temperature Requirements: 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • Air Humidity: Dry.
    • Substrate Humidity: Moist.
    • Favorite Foods: Not picky.
  • Locality: None.

Although my initial experience with this species was that it was quite tricky, I have since acquired a different strain that is much more vigorous than my previous one. They produce many egg cases but require heat, a humid retreat for egg laying, and drier upper levels to thrive. The nymphs hatch out reddish brown but change to a beautiful red as they grow, eventually gaining their incredible, namesake harlequin pattern a few molts before adulthood. Although the adults produce distasteful compounds, the nymphs are safe to use as occasional feeders. Though the nymphs are skittish, adults handle fairly well.