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Oriental cockroach

Scientific Name
Blatta orientalis
Scientific Author
Linnaeus
Taxonomy
(Blattodea: Blattidae: Blattinae)
Status
Exotic Species Outbreak in Australia
Reliability
High
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Dorsal view - male
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Australia: Victoria
Source
Lucinda Gibson & Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult body length approximately 22 - 27 mm; body colour dark brown to black; males have wings covering 3/4 of their body, females have very short non-functional wings.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
14/02/2007 10:22 AEST
Last Updated
01/06/2009 15:13 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis) Updated on 6/1/2009 3:13:31 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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