Macropanesthia rhinoceros

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Macropanesthia rhinoceros


Taxonavigation: Blattodea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Blattodea

Familia: Blaberidae
Subfamilia: Geoscapheinae
Genus: Macropanesthia
Species: Macropanesthia rhinoceros



  • Panesthia godeffroyi Godeffroy, 1877


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • Australia (Queensland)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Beccaloni G.W. (2018). SF Cockroach: Cockroach Species File (version 5.0, Jun 2018). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th June 2018. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: giant burrowing cockroach, litter bug, rhinoceros cockroach
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