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Unknown Insects
February 15, 2010
Please can you help me identify these insects, found in the garden during the summer months.
Chris Moran
Perth, WA, Australia

Bush Cockroach

Hi Chris,
Not all Cockroaches are pestiferous species that infest homes.  Some Cockroaches are actually quite beautiful and they would much rather live in a natural environment.  This Bush Cockroach, Ellipsidion humerale, is pictured on a Brisbane Insect website page.

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