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Table Mountain Jumping Cockroach

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Hello, this is Mark. I never saw anything posted here about this newly described cockroach here on the forum so I thought I might share. It's called the Table Mountain Jumping Cockroach (Saltoblattella montistabularis). This diurnal Blattellid was discovered in South Africa on Table Mountain and has saltatorial hind limbs similar to those of crickets.

My mouth is watering as I'm posting this!

Check out the info at

Table Mountain Cockroach

If anyone lives or knows someone in South Africa, this might a neat species to culture.


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Oh. My. Goodness. They combine my two great bug loves (if they were carnivorous, mantids get in too), roaches and jumping Orthoptera! Awesome...

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