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Australian wood cockroach

Panesthia australis

Description:

A Darth Vader roach. About 40mm long with strong leg spines, shortish antennae (for a roach), brown tarsi.

Habitat:

Exploring a wall at night in a local school yard.

Notes:

order: BLATTODEA
superfamily: BLABEROIDEA
family: BLABERIDAE
subfamily: PANESTHIINAE
genus: Panesthia
Distribution in Australia... http://spatial.ala.org.au/?q=lsid:%22urn...
http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:b...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.90, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Feb 6, 2014
Submitted on Feb 7, 2014

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