Drymaplaneta semivittaCommon name: Western Wood Runner

Meaning of name: The meaning of Drymaplaneta is not known. Semivitta is from the Latin words semi-, meaning half, and vitta, meaning a band worn on the head.

Distribution: This cockroach is known from the south-west of Western Australia.

Remarks: It grows up to 25 millimetres long. We have photographed it in December and January.

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.

A Guide to the Cockroaches of Australia. David Rentz. 2014.

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