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Black Woodland Cockroach - Platyzosteria (Platyzosteria) melanaria

Family Blattidae

This page contains pictures and information about the Black Woodland Cockroaches that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 25mm
This black cockroach is narrowly oval and slightly flatten in body shape. The entire body is uniformly black in colour with legs in black to dark reddish-brown.  
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Photos were taken on Apr 2004. The cockroach was found wandering under the fallen gum tree bark during the day. 

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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