Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Native bush cockroach

Celatoblatta spp.


Order: Blattodea
Family: Blattidae

Size range

  • Small cockroach, up to 15mm body length

Distribution

  • NZ native, about 15 species.
  • In logs and leaf litter, under loose bark.

Life History

  • Favours damp, dark habitats
  • Wingless
  • Not a household pest