Byrsotria rothi Gutiérrez & Linares, 2003

Byrsotria rothi

Synonyms: none
Common names: Roth’s giant burrowing roach
Useful information: Non-climbers, flightless.
Distribution: Cuba
Size: 45-60 mm
Reproducing and ontogeny: Ovoviviparity.
Morphology: The nymphs are brown, the adults are usually dark brown, nearly black or a bit lighter. Both sexes are brachypterous but the males have longer wings then females. The size of the male’s wings are vary. The pronotum has an ivory edge that makes them look like they wearing a helmet. Females are much larger.
Housing:

  • Temperature: 22-27 °C // 71°F-80°F
  • Humidity: 60%
  • Food: Vegetables, fruits, protein (dry cat or dog food) and some rotten wood with dried leaves.
  • Other information: They always burrow in the substrate so keep them on a very deep soil.

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