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Wood Cockroach

Scientific Name
Celeriblattina major
Scientific Author
Johns, 1966
Taxonomy
(Blattodea: Blattidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Endemic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Small-sized, 8-9 mm long, both sexes about same in size; yellow-brown, vertex with 2 indistinct brown patches, sometimes continuous with arch of colour on frons; male abdomen with indistinct markings dorsally and ventrally, female with 7th and 8th tergites and lateral parts of sternites quite dark; cerci pale, tip brown or black; male 6th sternite edge deeply emarginated, pit of 7th tergite shallow, unsclerotized, without median ridge and hairs but with mat of fine setae, edge of 7th medially emarginated; suranal plate unsclerotized except basally; subgenital plate asymmetrical the right style extremely small; female suranal plate short, convex and lightly setose.

Ootheca

About 3.4 mm long and 1.8 mm wide.

References

- Johns, P.M. (1966). The cockroaches of New Zealand. Records of the Canterbury Museum, 8: 93-136.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
13/04/2011 02:29 AEST
Last Updated
20/03/2014 19:28 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Wood Cockroach (Celeriblattina major) Updated on 3/20/2014 7:28:59 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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