Euzosteria femoralisCommon name: Spinifex Tortoise Cockroach

Meaning of name: The meaning of Euzosteria femoralis is not known.

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

Description: This cockroach was approximately 30 millimetres long. It is identified by the reddish margin of the first three segments.

Remarks: Euzosteria species are often seen wandering by day in arid conditions. They have been known to spray a pungent fluid at aggressors.

We have photographed this species in April.

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

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