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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... 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...