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Panesthia australis

Common wood cockroach at Crace Grasslands

Panesthia australis at Crace Grasslands - 17 Dec 2020
Panesthia australis at Crace Grasslands - 17 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Panesthia australis 28 Feb 2021 Illilanga
Platyzosteria melanaria 5 Jan 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 17 Dec 2020 tpreston

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3 comments

Illilanga wrote:
   11 Jan 2021
I can't confidently ID to species level, as not enough detail. Happy to call it Platyzosteria sp. Michael M could you please add that to the list.
KimPullen wrote:
   22 Feb 2021
I think it looks like a juvenile (penultimate instar?) Panesthia. The relatively short, spiny legs and the form of the abdomen (transversely convex and with the apex broad and dorsally pitted) suggest that genus. And the excavated galleries in the timber it is on look like the work of Panesthia.
Illilanga wrote:
   28 Feb 2021
Thanks Kim. That makes sense.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 17 Dec 2020 12:51 PM Recorded on
  • tpreston Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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