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Blatta orientalis Linnaeus, 1758
Common Cockroach

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Blatta orientalis, Oriental Cockroach, male
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Blatta orientalis, Oriental Cockroach, male

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Species Blatta orientalis Linnaeus, 1758


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Taxon concept Blatta_orientalis last modified 2015-03-19 07:44:02.537

Species Blatta orientalis Linnaeus, 1758

Oriental Cockroach




New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

Also worldwide.

Introduced from unknown locality.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


NSW, SA, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Flinders (FLI), Gawler (GAW), Kanmantoo (KAN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), NSW North Coast (NNC), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP)

Ecological Descriptors



General References

Harz, K. & Kaltenbach, A. 1976. Die orthoptera Europas. Series Entomologica 12 : 1-434 [192] ( Blatta orientalis invalid neotype selection)

Princis, K. 1966. Pars 8: Blattariae: Blattoidea: Blattidae, Nocticolidae. pp. 402-614 in Beier, M. (ed.). Orthopterorum Catalogus . 's-Gravenhage : Dr. W. Junk. [475] (worldwide synonymies, extensive bibliography)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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04-Jan-2012 02-May-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)

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