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Balta Cockroach I -Balta sp.

Family Blattellidae

This page contains pictures and  information about the Balta Cockroaches that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

Body length 15mm
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They are pale brown in colour with two dark bars running along their thorax.  
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Two mating cockroaches 
This cockroach is pale brown in colour and almost transparent, active on bushes during night and day.  
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The second picture shows two nymphs. 

1. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
2. Blattaria - Cockroaches - Graeme's Insects of Townsville, Australia.

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Last updated: May 04, 2011.