T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Cockroach (NZ Native) Parellipsidion conjunctum

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Superfamily: Blaberoidea
Family: Ectobiidae
Genus: Parellipsidion
Species: Parellipsidion conjunctum

Parellipsidion conjunctum is one of about 15 species of New Zealand native cockroaches. It is a small wingless cockroach, up to 15mm body length. It favours damp, dark habitats in logs and leaf litter or under loose bark. It is not a household pest.

Female






Male