Methana marginalis (BLATTIDAE) Travelling Methana

Methana marginalis (BLATTIDAE) Travelling Methana

Travelling Methana Methana marginalis is a native cockroach species found throughout Queensland coastal regions and was introduced to Norfolk Island where it is more abundant than in it’s normal range. Note the prominent and distinctive creamy- white horseshoe...
Platyzosteria sp. (BLATTIDAE) Native Cockroach

Platyzosteria sp. (BLATTIDAE) Native Cockroach

Museum Victoria says, “Body mostly black or dark brown, smooth and shiny. No wings. Legs spiny and antennae long. Body up to 5 cm long. Native Cockroaches are active at night, moving about on the ground. They can produce a smelly defensive fluid. They are not...
Ellipsidion australe (ECTOBIIDAE) Eastern Ellipsidion

Ellipsidion australe (ECTOBIIDAE) Eastern Ellipsidion

The Eastern Ellipsidion Ellipsidion australe is beautiful bush cockroach widespread from the north of the Northern Territory right along the east coast of Australia to Victoria. This one in the photo was escaping from an area where we were weeding, and was getting a...
Ellipsidion humerale (ECTOBIIDAE) Common Ellipsidion

Ellipsidion humerale (ECTOBIIDAE) Common Ellipsidion

Common Ellipsidion Ellipsidion humerale is a beautiful cockroach common in Brisbane, northern parts of Australia including North Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia as well at New Guinea. Brisbane Insects says, “This is a small size cockroach....