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common shining cockroach

Scientific Name
Drymaplaneta communis
Scientific Author
Tepper
Taxonomy
(Blattodea: Blattidae: Polyzosteriinae: Methanini)
Status
Native Australian Pest Species
Reliability
High
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Description

Feed on organic matter and often found under the bark of eucalypts.  During the late 1990's and 200's, this species seems to have had a population explosion in Sydney and Melbourne and is commonly found inside houses. 


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