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  Shelfordina orchidae (Asahina)
Common Name
  orchid cockroach
   
   
 
Not verified Present
Native
Phylum: ARTHROPODA
Class: HEXAPODA
Order: Blattodea
Image © Family: Blattellidae
Notes: First described from glass houses in Japan and originally erroneously thought to have come from Panama. Since found in the wild in Australia living in the loose bark around the roots of native epiphytic orchids. Investigation of specimens gut revealed entirely non-orchid plant material.
   
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