B. lateralis are typically found in tropical areas, Asia, Africa, and even the U.S. This species ranges in size from 22-28mm and is one of the smallest non-climbers I've found. This species makes up for its lack of size with speed. This is also a very prolific species in captivity. These roaches usually reach adulthood in 3-5 months and then will live another 6-12 months.
These are the size of crickets, but the do not climb or burrow. A great addition to your reptile diet.