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MADAGASCAN HISSING COCKROACH

Gromphadorhina portentosa

Diet
Group Name
Distribution & Habitat
Herbivore:
They feed primarily on vegetable material
An Intrusion
Distribution: Madagascar
Habitat: Terrestrial
Fun Fact
The Madagascar hissing cockroach is characterized by their hissing sound, which is produced when they forcefully expel air through the specially-adapted respiratory openings. The hiss takes three forms: the disturbance hiss, the female-attracting hiss, and the aggressive fighting hiss

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