Portrait of a shielded bark roach found under a log. Deepwater, Qld.
Black and yellow roach hides under bark when it's not out foraging. Mitchell, Qld.
Little wingless roach seeks cover in the ruins of a rattle ant nest. Oxley Creek, QLD.
Transparent elytra and mottled patterns make this a very well camouflaged roach. Mundubbera, QLD.
Native Australian cockroach has transparent elytra. Mt Coot-tha, QLD.
Roach contemplates a salty mangrove leaf. Murarrie, QLD.
This roach nymph was obsessed with these leaves that were glued together, possibly hiding something the roach found alluring. Oxley Creek, QLD.
The beautiful textures and colouring of a native australian roach. Mundubbera, QLD.
Cockroach succumbs to fungus. Even the antennae are completely covered. Oxley Creek, QLD.
A roach carries her egg case (Ootheca). Looks pretty uncomfortable, but apparently this is normal for certain species of Blattodea and is intended to provide protection for the eggs. Kyogle, NSW.
From above you can see the transparent edges of this roach's thorax and wings. Kyogle, NSW.
This is how cockroaches get their bad reputations. Durack, QLD.