Explanation of Names
Periplaneta australasiae (Fabricius 1775)
Adult has pronotum outlined in yellow with black/brown center marking ("sideways 8"). Differs from other Periplaneta spp. in having a yellow vitta along basal outside edge of forewing:
Immatures are considerably more ornate than in other congeners found in our area:
circumtropical, of African origin(1)
A nocturnal species that favours tropical and subtropical climates.