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Cockroaches (Blattodea)

Cockroaches are insects of the order Blattodea. This name derives from the Latin word for "cockroach", blatta. There are roughly 3,500 species in six families.


Ellipsidion australe BLATTELLIDAE Austral Ellipsidion
A beautiful bush cockroach. This one was escaping from an area where we were weeding, and was getting a bit dusty and dirty, and occasionally... 


Methana marginalis (BLATTIDAE) Methana Cockroach
Methana (Bark) Cockroach - note prominent creamy/ white horseshoe marking on the shield. Most cockroaches in the BLATTIDAE family are flightless... 


Ellipsidion humerale BLATTELLIDAE Bush Cockroach
This adult Ellipsidion humerale is another of the Australian native cockroaches, this one is called Bush Cockroach, common in Brisbane.  


Platyzosteria sp? BLATTIDAE
This cockroach looks like (and appeared to be) one of the wingless native cockroaches that scuttle around in leaf litter.