Five new speicies of soil burrowing cockroaches from Queensland (Blattodea: Blaberidae: Geoscapheinae)

@article{Rose2014FiveNS,
  title={Five new speicies of soil burrowing cockroaches from Queensland (Blattodea: Blaberidae: Geoscapheinae)},
  author={H. Rose and Jake Walker and J. Woodward},
  journal={Memoirs of the Queensland museum},
  year={2014},
  volume={59},
  pages={11-23}
}
Five new species of soil burrowing Geoscapheinae are described from Queensland: Macropanesthia intermorpha, M. lineopunctata, M. mutica, M. spuritegmina, and Neogeoscapheus hanni. Redescriptions of subfamilies Panesthiinae and Geoscapheinae are given, and a key to the genera of Geoscapheinae and keys to species of Macropanesthia and Neogeoscapheus are provided.  Blattodea, Blaberidae, Geoscapheinae, Panesthiinae, Australian ground burrowing cockroaches Within the cockroach family Blaberidae… 

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