Project Description

Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa

Animal Class: Invertebrates
Length: 4 inches
Life Span: 2 years
Diet: Wild: dead plant and animal matter Zoo: greens, carrots and primate biscuits
Habitat: This species lives on the forest floor layer of the Madagascar rainforest.

This large, wingless cockroach has a dark brown to black head, thorax, and legs. The abdomen is colored dorsally with oranges, yellow, and browns. There is sexual dimorphism shown in hissing cockroaches. The males have bumps (pronotal humps) on the pronotum (the anterior portion of the thorax) and have feather-like antennae.

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