MADAGASCAR HISSING COCKROACH
SPECIES: Gromphadorhina portentosa
STATUS: Least concern
HABITAT: Moist tropical areas on the island of Madagascar
GENERAL: The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach is aptly named, when picked up or threatened the cockroach will emit a loud hissing noise that can be heard up to 10 feet away.
If picked up the cockroach hisses, startling the predator, which will drop the cockroach giving it time to scurry away into hiding.
It is one of the largest cockroaches getting 2-3 inches in length and are not capable of flying like most cockroaches.