Mitchell’s Diurnal Cockroach from Australia

Subject:  brown  bug with yellow stripes and blue legs
Geographic location of the bug:  150km north east of Esperance Western Australia
Date: 03/16/2018
Time: 06:28 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw this bug while at work. Looks a big like a cockroach.
How you want your letter signed:  GT

Mitchell’s Diurnal Cockroach

Dear GT,
Quite some time ago, we first identified this colorful Cockroach,
Polyzosteria mitchelli, as a Mardis Gras Cockroach, a name we found on Esperance Fauna where it is described as:  “most striking with its brilliant color combination. It is mainly recorded from the semi-arid areas of WA, SA and NSW, where always a delight to encounter.”   Getty Images uses the common name Mitchell’s Diurnal Cockroach.

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