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Common Methana - Methana marginalis

Family Blattidae

This page contains pictures and information about the Common Methana Cockroaches that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 25mm
The Common Methana cockroaches are dark brown in colour, with creamy white edges along both sides of body. This is quite a large cockroach.
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The Common Methana cockroach in the above pictures was found under bark of a large gum tree trunk. We sometimes find them in the bush. They run fast on ground and hide among plant materials.
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Large Nymph body length 25mm
The above pictures show a nymph Bark Cockroach. The adults look the same except with fully developed wings. 
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Medium size Nymph body length 20mm
The nymph was found wandering on a dry She-oak tree.
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1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, fig.19.4.
2. Australian Blattidae (Blattodea). IX. Revision of Polyzosteriinae tribe Methanini, Tryonicinae, and Blattinae - Mackerras, M.J. 1968, Australian Journal of Zoology 16: 511-575 [517]. 

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