Animal Species:Flat Cockroach

The Flat Cockroach is a native species that spends most of its time under bark or under logs.They are often referred to as 'trilobite roaches' because of their appearance.

Native Flat Cockroach

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Standard Common Name

Flat Cockroach

Identification

Apart from its unusual shape, the Flat Cockroach is notable for its communal behaviour.

Size range

1.0 cm - 2.5 cm

Distribution

The Flat Cockroach is found throughout Australia.

Habitat

The Flat Cockroach lives in forests and woodlands, and heath.

Classification

Species:
granicollis
Genus:
Laxta
Subfamily:
Epilamprinae
Family:
Blaberidae
Order:
Blattodea
Class:
Insecta
Subphylum:
Uniramia
Phylum:
Arthopoda
Kingdom:
Animalia

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1 comment

wilfred - 5.02 PM, 16 February 2011
what do they eat

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