Gromphadorhina portentosa — Literature

Madagascar Giant Hissing Cockroach learn more about names for this taxon

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  • Bohannon, J. 2003. Madagascar Tames the Bohemian of Biology. Science, 301/5641: 1835-1837.
  • Clark, D., A. Moore. 1994. Social Interactions and Aggression Among Male Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches (Gromphadorhina portentosa) in Groups (Dictyoptera: Blaberidae). Journal of Insect Behavior, 7/2: 199-215.
  • Clark, D., A. Moore. 1995. Genetic Aspects of Communication During Male Competition in the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach: Honest Signalling of Size. Heredity, 75: 198-205.
  • Clark, D., A. Moore. 1995. Social Communication in the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach: Features of Male Courtship Hisses and a Comparison of Courtship and Agonistic Hisses. Behavior, 132: 5-6.
  • Clopton, R. 1995. Hissing Cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa. Invertebrate Biology, 114/4: 271-278.
  • Copeland, M. 2003. Cockroach. London: Reaktion Books.
  • Fraser, J., M. Nelson. 1984. Communication in the Courtship of the Madagascan Hissing Cockroach: Normal Courtship. Animal Behavior, 32: 194-203.
  • Gordon, D. 1996. The Complete Cockroach. Berkeley, California, USA: Ten Speed Press.
  • Guthrie, D., A. Tindall. 1968. The Biology of the Cockroach. London: Edward Arnold Publishers Ltd..
  • Matthews, R., J. Matthews. 1978. Insect Behavior. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Milius, S. 2002. Meeting Danielle the Tarantula. Science News, 161/6: 90-92.
  • Miller, J. 1977. Society for the Science and the Public. Science News, 112/21: 344.
  • Mulder, P. 2008. "L-278: Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches: Information and Care" (On-line). OSU Ag in the Classroom. Accessed December 17, 2008 at
  • Nelson, M., J. Fraser. 1980. Sound Production in the Cockroach, Gromphadorhina portentosa: Evidence for Communication by Hissing. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 6/4: 305-314.
  • Princis In Beier [Ed.]. 1965. Blattariae: Subordo Blaberoidea: Fam.: Oxyhaloidae, Panesthiidae, Cryptocercidae, Chorisoneuridae, Oulopterygidae, Diplopteridae, Anaplectidae, Archiblattidae, Nothoblattidae. Orthopterorum Catalogus, W. Junk, s'Gravenhage(7)
  • Roeder, K. 1963. Nerve Cells and Insect Behavior. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  • Ryan, J., G. Creighton, L. Emmons. 1993. Activity Patterns of Two Species Nesomys in a Madagascar Rain Forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 9: 101-107.
  • Schaum. 1853. Hr. Peters gab eine Übersicht der von ihm in Mossambique beobachteten Orthopteren nebst Beschreibung der neu entdeckten Gattungen und Arten durch. Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Konigl.Preuss.Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.
  • Sreng, L. 2005. Cockroach Mating Behaviors, Sex Pheromones, and Abdominal Glands (Dictyoptera: Blaberidae). Journal of Insect Behavior, 6/6: 715-735.
  • Yoder, J., J. Barcelona. 1995. Food and water resources used by the Madagascan hissing-cockroach mite, Gromphadorholaelaps schaeferi. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 19/5: 259-273.
  • Yoder, J., N. Grojean. 1997. Group Influence on Water Conservation in the Giant Madagascard Hissing-Cockroach, Gromphdorhina portentosa (Dictyoptera: Blaberidae). Blackwell Science, 22: 79-82.


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