Madagascan Hissing Cockroach

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Hissing cockroaches are one of only 20% of cockroaches that can fly!


Hissing cockroaches live up to their names by hissing to mimic the sound of a snake, which will hopefully scare away any predators. There are around 400 species of cockroach. Cockroaches are very clean and will wash themselves if they come into contact with humans!

  • Least Concern
  • Near Threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically Endangered
  • Extinct in the Wild
  • Extinct

Key Facts

Family:
Blaberidae
Diet:
Rotting fruits, fungi. Will eat almost anything.
Life Span:
2 - 5 years
Distribution:
Madagascar
Habitat:
They live in the leaf litter of the forest floor in Madagascar
Did you know?
Cockroaches can survive being frozen, microwaved and it has also been proved that they can live without a head! No surprise they have been on earth for 280 million years then.

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