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Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches
Random facts about Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches:
Their scientific name is Gromphadorhina portentosa
They live mainly in Madagascar
Males have large horns which they use to ram other males
Their hissing sound is part of their mating ritual and also serves as an effective warning call
They make their sound from exhaling through breathing holes instead of using vibrating membranes like most insects
Contrary to common belief, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches are not pests and don't live in dwellings where people live. They actually live on the forest floor!
Cockroaches are somewhat active during the day, but are the most active during the night.
Article posted June 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM •
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