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

Native Flat Cockroach
Photographer:  © CSIRO

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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