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Polyzosteria mitchelli

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P. mitchelli

Polyzosteria mitchelli, also known as Mitchell's diurnal cockroach [2] or the Mardi Gras cockroach, is a species of bush cockroach found in Australia. It is a diurnal species and its typical habitat is semi-arid regions of Australia's warm temperate zone.

Description

Polyzosteria mitchelli is a wingless, dorsally-flattened insect. It is typically blue and yellow in colour, and thus is one of the most strikingly coloured Australian cockroaches. It is primarily found in semi-arid areas of Western Australia, South Australia and New South Wales.[3]

P. mitchelli sprays a pungent defensive fluid from glands in its abdomen when disturbed.[4]

References

  1. ^ "species Polyzosteria mitchelli Angas, 1847". Cockroach Species File. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  2. ^ "R5574 Native Australian cockroach". NSW Department of Education and Training.
  3. ^ "Esperance Fauna".
  4. ^ George Beccaloni (Curator of cockroaches etc., The Natural History Museum, London). "Cockroaches: An amazing diversity".CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
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Polyzosteria mitchelli: Brief Summary

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Polyzosteria mitchelli, also known as Mitchell's diurnal cockroach or the Mardi Gras cockroach, is a species of bush cockroach found in Australia. It is a diurnal species and its typical habitat is semi-arid regions of Australia's warm temperate zone.

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