Higher classification Blaberinae
Scientific name Lucihormetica
|Lower classifications Lucihormetica luckae, Lucihormetica verrucosa|
Lucihormetica is a South American genus of giant cockroaches from the family Blaberidae, collectively referred to as glowspot cockroaches. It has been widely reported that their spots are bioluminescent. Recent reviews have been unable to conclusively prove this, although evidence for autofluorescence exists. The genus includes both relatively common and rare species: For example, L. verrucosa is relatively common and sometimes kept in captivity, while eight of the remaining species (as well as an additional undescribed species) only are known from a single specimen each.
Allevamento lucihormetica verrucosa