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Polyzosteria cuprea
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Scientific classification
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Family:
Blattidae
Genus:
Polyzosteria
Species:
P. cuprea
Binomial name
Polyzosteria cuprea
Saussure, 1863
Synonyms
  • Polyzosteria maculata Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865

Polyzosteria cuprea is a species of bush cockroach found in south western Australia. It is a diurnal species and its typical habitat is arid regions and eucalyptus woodland.

Description

Polyzosteria cuprea is a wingless, dorsally-flattened, charcoal-grey insect. There is a large, cream-coloured patch at the front of the tergum (dorsal plate) of the prothorax, smaller cream markings on the sides of the next two terga, and cream bands on the legs.

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