A large nocturnal cockroach which only appears at night and hides during the day. They look "tougher" than the ordinary house cockroach. About 45mm in length. They live in the forests, unlike their urban pest relatives. Has a pair of wings but they prefer to run around to scavenge instead. I am pretty sure that they are common but rarely seen. Probably Panesthia, Miopanesthia or Salganea sp. (Panesthiinae)
Primary and disturbed forests, hide beneath tree barks and other dark claustrophobic area during the day and scavenge the forest floor during the night.
The first time I have seen one was 9 years ago in Tawau Hills Park where I peeled of tree barks and found one hiding beneath. I have seen this type of cockroach about 5 times in my life and photographed them 3 times. >>>Map accuracy : 5km diameter.