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Oval Woodland Cockroach - Platyzosteria (Melanozosteria) kellyi

Family Blattidae

This page contains pictures and information about the Oval Woodland Cockroaches that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 15mm 
This cockroach is medium in size, oval and convex in body shape with smooth shiny surface and entirely dark reddish brown colour. 
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We found this cockroach once hiding between dry leaves on a small plant. It was Feb 2009 in the bushland near Tingalpa.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p19.8C.
2. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
3. Cockroaches & Earwigs - Australian Wildlife, Insects, Lochman Transparencies.
4. Australian Blattidae (Blattodea). VIII. The Platyzosteria group: subgenus Melanozosteria Stål - Mackerras, M.J. 1968a, Australian Journal 


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