Nachweis der Australischen Schabe
(Periplaneta australasiae [Fabricius, 1775]) in Sachsen-Anhalt


Korrespondenz: Dr. rer. nat. UlrichMielke, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Medizinische Fakultät. Institut für Arbeitsmedizin und Hygiene, Leipziger Straße 44, D-39 120 Magdeburg


The Australian cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae [Fabricius, 1775]) is a roach species that is scarcely found in Germany. On the territory of Saxony-Anhalt it has only been detected twice, these observations dating back more than 60 years. In early 2001, a mass appearance of the Australian cockroach was recorded in a greenhouse of the Magdeburg Zoological Gardens. The author is not aware of any other current appearance of the Australian cockroach in the land of Saxony-Anhalt.