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Speckled Cockroach
IMGP6768
Information
Common Name Lobster Cockroach
Range North-Eastern Africa
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Blattodea
Family Blaberidae
Genus Nauphoeta
Species Nauphoeta cinerea

The Speckled or lobster cockroach, (Nauphoeta cinerea), is a circum-tropical species, originally from North-Eastern Africa, that has achieved a much wider distribution due to its association with man. Spine-tailed Earwig

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The females of this species are capable of reproducing using parthenogensis (that is, without males).

In Captivity[]

Distribution of Nauphoeta cinerea

This species breeds readily in captivity and is often used as livefood for other invertebrates such as tarantulas and praying mantids, as well as smaller lizards.

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