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German cockroach

Scientific Name
Blattella germanica
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus)
Taxonomy
(Blattodea: Blattellidae: Blattellinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Adult body length 10 to 16 mm long, brown to dark brown in colour with two distinct parallel longitudinal black bands on pronotum; pronotal stripes simple, slightly more broadly separated by their widths. Male abdomen tapered, terminal segments of abdomen visible- not covered by wings; female - posterior abdomen rounded and covered by wings.

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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
11/02/2007 01:35 AEST
Last Updated
08/04/2010 16:52 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) German cockroach (Blattella germanica) Updated on 4/8/2010 4:52:40 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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