Mallee Woodland Cockroach
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Family:||Cockroach (Blattidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Mallee Woodland Cockroach (Platyzosteria sp ES02)|
|This Photo:||🔍Male, dorsal🔎|
Thank you Matthew Connors for identifying this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This is the biggest cockroach we've every seen! 48mm long!!! Also it's a male and the females are usually larger!
Matthew said "Completely apterous + angles of ninth tergite sharp + tarsal claws strongly asymmetrical + femoral comb well-developed"