Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dried Leaf cockroach (Pseudophoraspis nebulosa), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This cockroach is from the family of Blaberidae under genus of Pseudophoraspis. The species name is Pseudophoraspis nebulosa (Burmeister, 1838)


When i found this cockroach, it was hiding on a leaf. This cokcroach has a hard shell that covers its head and thorax. The color of this shell is light brown. The fore wing (tegmen) is hard too and has the same color as the head shell. the size is about 40mm.

Taxonomy: 
Kingdom : Animalia (Animals)
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Insecta (Insects)
Order : Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily : Blaberoidea
Family : Blaberidae
Genus : Pseudophoraspis
Species : P.nebulosa
Binomial name : Pseudophoraspis nebulosa (Burmeister, 1838)

Reference:
http://blattodea.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=1131



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