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Bush Cockroaches

Native cockroaches help to maintain health and function of the ecosystem.

Other invertebrates Healthy Soils

Noongar Names: Not Known

Scientific Name:  Ellipsidion spp. and Polyzosteria spp.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Threats: Habitat loss

Will they visit?: Bush cockroaches are common around home gardens

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Leaflitter, mulch, rockeries, fallen logs

Diet: Pollen, vegetation, woody debris

Water: Shallow dish or frog pond

ReWild Benefit: Soil health and pollination

ReWild Benefits

Bush cockroaches are ecologically important as pollinators, soil enhancers, and as prey for various birds, reptiles, frogs, and mammals. If you find a cockroach, you can search on the Atlas of Living Australia to find the matching species and record your sighting!

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