Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches

Scientific name:  Gromphadorhina portentosa
Class:  Invertebrates
Continent:  Africa
Habitat:  Madagascar
Diet:  Scavenger
Size:  2 - 4 Inches

These Insects Get Their Name From Their Ability To Draw in Air

These insects get their name from their ability to draw in air and push it out through holes in their abdomen, creating a hissing sound meant to deter animals. They cannot fly and instead spend much of their time resting or slowly cruising for food. Males have small horns on their heads they use in domniance disputes.

Conservation Status
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

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