This big forest cockroach is able to communicate with the sound. Males produce different types of hisses: to attract females, to court them and to threaten the competitors. Males possess robust bumps behind the head that they use to “break the competitor’s horns” during the fighting for females and territory. Both sexes produce a characteristic hissing sound when threatened.

origin: Madagascar
environment: Forest
sleep-wake: Nocturnal
average lifespan: 5 years
dimensions: 10 cm

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