Hemiblabera brunneri (Saussure, 1869)

Hemiblabera brunneri

Synonyms:

  • manca Saussure, 1893

Common names: Broad Keys Cockroach; Horseshoe Crab Roach
Useful information: Non-climber.
Distribution: Puerto Rico; Puerto Rico (Culebra Island); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (St Vincent Island); USA (St Thomas Island); USA (St John Island); Virgin Islands
Size: 40-50 mm
Reproduction and ontogeny: Ovovivipary
Morphology: Both sexes are brachypterous, the male’s tegminas have a circle shape. Their color varies between brown to dark reddish. The pronotum has a lighter edge.
Housing:

  • Temperature: 25-28°C // 77°F-82°F
  • Humidity: 50-80%
  • Food: Vegetables, fruits, protein (dry cat or dog food) and rotten wood with dried leaves.
  • Other information: They love to burrow so deep substrate is needed.

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