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Trilobite cockroach - female

Laxta granicollis


Native Australian wingless cockroach with ancient looking armor plates.


Under a log.

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MartinL 6 years ago

Here is the partner, they don't look like the same species at all.

MartinL 6 years ago

Thanks Willie. I think the male of this species is winged and you have reminded me to do a but more research on this spotting.

williefromwi 6 years ago

Wonderful and interesting spotting. I had no idea there was such a creature. I used to go hunt fossils and trilobites in Ohio over Easter Vacations when I was a child. It reminds me of them quite a bit.

MartinL 6 years ago

Thanks for your comments Leanne, Stian and Lisa. Thanks, thanks and thanks.

LeanneGardner 6 years ago

Oh wow! Fantastic Martin!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 6 years ago

Fantastic picture Martin!

LisaPowers 6 years ago

Awesome spotting!

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.80, Long: 145.35

Spotted on Jun 6, 2012
Submitted on Jun 6, 2012

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