Monday, September 28, 2020

A Phortioeca Preview!

That's right, we now have Phortioeca sp. "Ecuador" in the US hobby! 😁 I've just collaborated with two of the most prominent members of US Blatticulture to get these beauties into the US, and I'm glad to say it was a success! 
Now, these individuals are all going to those two respective hobbyists, but once they breed theirs I will be getting a culture of this species as well, so this is a little preview of what's to come in the future! 😄

Here are some pictures of the medium nymphs of this beautiful new species:

Very pretty right? Adults are awesome looking too, see this picture here of what appears to be the same species as this one.
I'm looking forward to seeing these beauties become established in US Blatticulture, and I can't wait to get to keep some myself next year! 😁

Well, that's gonna do it for today's post, thanks for reading, hopefully everyone enjoyed, stay safe, and I'll see you all next time! 😉


  1. AMAZING. Do these have the same crazy bark requirements as L.rudis? I assume by your excitement that they don't. :p

    1. Unfortunately they do require smooth bark... But, perhaps not quite as smooth as Lanxoblatta, as Phortioeca nymphs are more bulky and a little less flat than those.

    2. Well, fingers crossed they persist greater in the hobby than rudis has!

  2. Congrats!! Very hopeful they succeed with these guys!!