Tuesday, 15 November 2016

#93

As unusual as it may seem, this little cockroach brings the total number of species recorded from this piece of rainforest in Kuranda to 93. It is an ectobiid, subfamily Blattellinae. Beyond that I cannot place it to genus. Only one of the cockroach species recorded from here is introduced. All the others are native species and belong here. They cannot last for long inside the house.

It is a small insect, the squares are approximately 1 mm across. Beyond that, it is in a genus unknown to me. Quite possibly could be included in Carbrunneria, but it would be an unusual species if so.
 In nature
 Ventral view subgenital plate
Posterior view tip of abdomen

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