Scientific Name: Methana marginalis
Size: Total Length 25-30mm
What does it look like?
The Common Methana is typically dark brown to reddish-brown, with conspicuous broad cream edges along the edges of the body, wings (adult) and extending to the front of the pronotum in a ‘U’ shape.
Where is it found?
Native to eastern Qld and eastern NSW, and introduced to Norfolk Island.
What are its habitats & habits?
The Common Methana, or Methana Cockroach, is both terrestrial and arboreal, where it shelters under bark and other vegetation within native bushland and urban gardens. Will also enter houses.