Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Species name:

Gromphadorhina portentosa


The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is a flightless insect that lives among the forest floor.  Its characteristic hissing sound, produced by pushing air through their respiratory openings, is used in mating rituals and during rival male fights.  

Conservation Status: 

Assessed as Least Concern by the IUCN

Geographic Range: