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Cockroach (Native winged) Parellipsidion latipenne

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Superfamily: Blaberoidea
Family: Blattellidae
Genus: Parellipsidion
Species: P. latipenne
Scientific name: Parellipsidion latipenne 
Synonyms: Phyllodromia latipenne, Blatta conjuncta
Common name: Winged native cockroach

This native cockroach lives in the bush under loose bark. Though they have wings they do not often fly.
It is not a pest.


Below is a series of photos of a young cockroach developing after a moult.

After 45 minutes the wings are inflated.

After 3.5 hours it had turned brown.

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