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U-marked Methana Cockroach - Methana curvigera

Family Blattidae

This page contains pictures and information about the U-marked Methana Cockroaches that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body Length 25mm
This Methana Cockroach has the white pronotum with U-shaped dark Mark. There is the wide pale band on lateral and posterior margins of tegmina. 
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We found this Cockroach on a Acacia leaf in early summer in Yugarapul Park. We saw this Cockroach only once. It was brown in colour. The wing covers were brown with white edges. The thorax was white with a dark strip eyes pattern.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, Fig.19.8G.
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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