The native Bush Cockroach (Elipsidion humarale) is native to the northern part of Australia, having been found in the west in Perth, Western Australia, to the east in Brisbane, Queensland and south in Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Bush Cockroach (Elipsidion humarale), Alice Springs, NT
Bush Cockroach (Elipsidion humarale), Alice Springs, NT

Many thanks to Alex Barlow from Entomology Australia “Invertebratology”, Facebook group for assistance with identifying this native cockroach species.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Blattodea
  • Family: Ectobiidae
  • Genus: Ellipsidion
  • Species: E. humerale
  • Binomial name: Ellipsidion humerale

Footnote & References

  1. Entomology Australia “Invertebratology”, Facebook group,
  2. Small Ellipsidion – Ellipsidion humerale,