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Robshelfordia circumducta

Shelford's Variable Cockroach at Lyneham, ACT

Robshelfordia circumducta at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Mar 2022
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Identification history

Robshelfordia circumducta 9 Mar 2022 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 8 Mar 2022 megsclass

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2 comments

   9 Mar 2022
A native cockroach that occurs across the Murray-Darling Basin and is important for breaking down organic material such as the decaying log under which you found it or the surrounding leaf litter- returning nutrients to the soil and making them available to plants.
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   9 Mar 2022
Thanks so much Michael - the kids will be delighted. They were very pleased to find a cockroach and we have already had a robust discussion about how cockroaches live not just in houses, but in the bush and what they do.

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Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric) at Lyneham, ACT - 13 May 2022 by StephenSherlock
Proteuxoa microspila (Little Noctuid) at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Chiromyza sp. (genus) (A soldier fly) at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Doticus palmaris (Dried Apple Weevil) at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Venatrix sp. (genus) (Unidentified Venatrix wolf spider) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Ocybadistes walkeri (Green Grass-dart) at Lyneham, ACT - 7 Mar 2022 by megsclass
Caenoplana bicolor (Two-tone Planarian) at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Feb 2022 by megsclass
Opisthoncus grassator (Jumping spider) at Lyneham, ACT - 2 Apr 2021 by Venture
Lithobiomorpha (order) (Unidentified stone centipede) at Lyneham, ACT - 10 Mar 2021 by megsclass
Crassula helmsii (Swamp Stonecrop) at Lyneham, ACT - 22 Sep 2020 by tpreston

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 7 Mar 2022 12:51 PM Recorded on
  • megsclass Recorded by

Additional information

  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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