Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wood cockroach (Hemithyrsocera palliata), Sumatra Indonesia


Photos in this post were taken in Bengkulu Sumatra Indonesia. This wood cockroach is from the family of Ectobiidae under genus of Hemithyrsocera . The species name is Hemithyrsocera palliata (Fabricius, 1798)


This cockroach has brown wings which entirely cover the abdomen: The pronotum is dark brown with a broad yellow band at the tailing edge of pronotum. The size is about 10mm to 20mm

Taxonomy:
Kingdom : Animalia (Animals)
Phylum : Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class : Insecta (Insects)
Order : Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily : Blaberoidea
Family : Ectobiidae (former Blattellidae)
Subfamily :  Blattellinae Karny, 1908
Genus : Hemithyrsocera 
Species : H. palliata 
Binomial name: Hemithyrsocera palliata (Fabricius, 1798)

Reference:
http://blattodea.speciesfile.org/Common/basic/Taxa.aspx?TaxonNameID=2411


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