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Blattellidae (ootheca)

Family: Blattellidae Ellipsidion sp.

Description:

15mm long; cream coloured with black coffee coloured markings;

Habitat:

Open dry sclerophyll eucalyptus forest and urban fringe; attached to main vein on lily leaf

Notes:

Probably Ellipsidion ootheca. Possibly the mother... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/853... A picture of female laying an ootheca... http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_... http://www.ozanimals.com/Insect/Ellipsid... Another interesting link... http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhobern/544...

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5 Comments

oxyjack
oxyjack 10 years ago

Wow, that's a beautiful roach AND ootheca!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

I think that's it martin which is great because I snapped the ellipsidion nearby. Thanks.

MartinL
MartinL 10 years ago

Here is your genus level ID =)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhobern/544...

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

A good chance oxyjack... thanks.

oxyjack
oxyjack 10 years ago

Looks like a fancy cockroach ootheca (egg case).

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Feb 22, 2012
Submitted on Mar 5, 2012

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