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Blattellidae (ootheca)

Family: Blattellidae Ellipsidion sp.


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


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


Probably Ellipsidion ootheca. Possibly the mother... A picture of female laying an ootheca... Another interesting link...

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oxyjack 11 years ago

Wow, that's a beautiful roach AND ootheca!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

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

MartinL 11 years ago

Here is your genus level ID =)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

A good chance oxyjack... thanks.

oxyjack 11 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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