Laxila friedmanni Click to enlarge image
Native Flat Cockroach, Laxila friedmanni Image: unknown
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Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    granicollis
    Genus
    Laxta
    Subfamily
    Epilamprinae
    Family
    Blaberidae
    Order
    Blattodea
    Class
    Insecta
    Subphylum
    Uniramia
    Phylum
    Arthopoda
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    1.0 cm - 2.5 cm

Introduction

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.

Identification

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

Habitat

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

Distribution

The Flat Cockroach is found throughout Australia.