Epilampra sp.

Ovoviviparous Cockroach

Epilampra sp., Ovoviviparous Cockroach photo from Brazil


Family: Blaberidae

Subfamily: Epilamprinae


Epilampra is a Neotropical genus of large cockroaches comprised of seventy-one described species, and no doubt others undescribed.

The native range of this genus is from southern Mexico to central Chile. It has, however, become well-established in Florida.

Photo data: 29 May 2019. Reserva Particular do Cristalino, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

GPS data: -9.597, -55.931. Elevation 249 meters above sea level.

Determined by Dr. Sonia Maria Lopes Fraga, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.