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Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Gromphadorhina portentosa


These cockroaches are shiny brown and oval-shaped, with no wings and a single pair of antennae. Their colors range from light brown to dark brown and they always have a black stub of a head.


Their preferred habitat is the floor of tropical forests, near river banks and around logs or trees; nocturnally active. They are found on every continent, including Antarctica.

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Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Spotted on Nov 16, 2010
Submitted on Dec 19, 2011

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