Orthopteroid Insects
Cockroach Biology
Australian Cockroach
Common Methana
U-marked Methana
Pale Woodland  Cockroach
Oval Woodland Cockroach
Black Woodland Cockroach
Reddish-brown Cockroach
White-tailed Cockroach
Austral Ellipsidion
Small Ellipsidion
See-through Ellipsidion
Beautiful Ellipsidion
Balta Cockroach 1
Balta Cockroach 2
Balta Cockroach 3
Orange-brown Cockroach
Shelford's Cockroach
Surinam Cockroach
Bark cockroach
Mottled Cockroach
Wood Cockroach


Beautiful Ellipsidion - Ellipsidion bicolor

Family Blattellidae

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

Body length 18mm
This Ellipsidion Cockroach has a black pattern on its orange-brown wings. The edges of thorax and wings are clean see-though too. 
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Blattellid Cockroaches of the genera Ellipsidon look very similar. Their bright orange colours suggest membership in Muellerian mimicry complexes. 
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1. Grasshopper Country - the Abundant Orthopteroid Insects of Australia, D Rentz, UNSW Press, 1996, plate 363, p230.

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