Subject: brown bug with yellow stripes and blue legs
Geographic location of the bug: 150km north east of Esperance Western Australia
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
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.