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  Black Cockroach (Platyzosteria sp)





Black Cockroach | Platyzosteria sp photo
The dark colour and very shiny surface make this black cockroach difficult to photograph.

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Black Cockroach | Platyzosteria sp photo
Black Cockroach

Photograph copyright: ozwildlife - all rights reserved. Used with permission.



BLACK COCKROACH FACTS

Identification
This cockroach is black and very shiny. It is wingless with prominent upturned cerci. I might have the identification wrong here - let me know if it is incorrect.

Size
25mm

Habitat
found under leaf litter and fallen bark



Classification
Class:Insecta
Order:Blattodea
Family:Blattidae
Genus:Platyzosteria
Species:sp
Common Name:Black Cockroach