Euzosteria femoralisCommon name: Spinifex Tortoise Cockroach
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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