Mallee Woodland Cockroach
Male, dorsal
Mallee Woodland Cockroach
Male, Face
Mallee Woodland Cockroach (Platyzosteria sp ES02)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Cockroaches (Blattodea)
Family: Cockroach (Blattidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Mallee Woodland Cockroach (Platyzosteria sp ES02)
This Photo:     🔍Male, profile🔎

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"

Copyright © 2021-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 27-Nov-2021
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.