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White-tailed Woodland Cockroach - Polyzosteria (Platyzosteria) incurva

Family Blattidae

This page contains pictures and information about the White-tailed Woodland Cockroaches that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 15
This is a small cockroach with oval and slight convex body shape. It is shiny dark reddish-brown in colour with conspicuous creamy-yellow band on apex of abdomen. The body surface texture is minutely rugose instead of smooth. 
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We saw this cockroach a few times in different Eucalypt forests in Brisbane. The cockroach was found on different plants during the day. It was mid summer in Karawatha forest. 
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This cockroach run in a medium speed. 
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The cockroach was dark brown in colour, with one abdomen segment near the end white-yellow in colour. It had the relatively thick body compared with other cockroaches.
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We found it on the ground once.

1. Australian Blattidae (Blattodea). VII. The Platyzosteria group: general remarks and revision of the subgenera Platyzosteria Brunner and Leptozosteria Tepper - Mackerras, M.J. 1967, Australian Journal of Zoology 15: 1207-1298 [1243].


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