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.
David and family moved to Kuranda, Queensland in 2002, following retirement from CSIRO Canberra, Australia. David, Barbara and an assortment of wildlife live in a rainforest setting. It is their first experience living in the tropics.
David's major interest is Entomology. He continues research in the Orthopteroid insects and is keenly interested in the biology of the rainforest.
This blog is a narrative of observations made in and around Kuranda.
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