genus Eublaberus Hebard, 1920

Eublaberus distanti
Species and synonyms:

  • species argentinus Hebard, 1921
  • species distanti (Kirby, 1903)
  • synonym biolleyi (Rehn, 1905)
  • species fernandoi Lopes & de Oliveira, 2000
  • species immaculus (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)
  • species marajoara Rocha e Silva, 1972
  • species posticus (Erichson, 1848)
  • synonym femorata (Scudder, 1869)
  • synonym ferruginea (Stoll, 1813)
  • synonym lindmani (Shelford, 1911)
  • synonym thoracica (Saussure & Zehntner, 1894)
  • species sulzeri (Guérin-Méneville, 1857)
  • species variegata Rocha e Silva, 1972

Species in the hobby: E. distanti; E. posticus; E. sp. ’Ivory’; E. sp. ’Pantanal’
Useful information: Non-climbers and flightless.
Distribution: Guatemala; Costa Rica; Panama; Columbia; Trinidad and Tobago; French Guyana; Surinam; Guyana; Brazil; other areas of South America
Size: 40-50 mm
Reproduction and ontogeny: Ovovivipary. They are maturing in 4-8 months. The gestation period is 30-60 days and the number of the babies is 20-35 per litter.
Morfológia: The pronotum pattern is a good way to ID the species in the hobby, although it can vary. The E. posticus has orange color, the others are more lighter. Both sexes are macropterous with light gold or brown colored tegmina. The nymphs are shiny maroon but the end of the abdomen is always covered with dirt.
Housing:

  • Temperature: 24°C-33°C // 75°F-91°F
  • Humidity: 40%-60%
  • Food: Vegetables, fruits, protein (dry cat or dog food) and some rotten wood with dried leaves would be ok.
  • Other information: Every stages are burrowing in deep substrate. Vertical surface is needed because of the last moult. The species of the genus cannot hybridize. E. posticus needs more protein then others and if don’t get it, they will start to chew their mates wings.

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