Euzosteria sordidaCommon name: Grey Tortoise Cockroach

Meaning of name: The meaning of Euzosteria is not known. Sordida comes from the Latin word sordidus meaning dirty-coloured.

Distribution: This cockroach is known from the southern parts of Australia.

Description: This cockroach was approximately 25 millimetres long.

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 March and November.

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

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