Similar in colour and markings to D. erythrurus but smaller and less elongate in shape.
The type material on which Blackburn 1800 based his description was 'taken by Mr. Jung on Yorke's Peninsula'. This is presumably A. Jung of Sunbury, near Yorketown who is reported in The Pioneer, 2 Jun 1899, p. 2 as donating a collection of 25 cockroaches to the SA Museum.
Blackburn 1899 noted that 'Mr Jung informs me that the present insect and D. erythrurus feed on different plants'.
|¹ Legend||regions||SA State Herbarium regions (map)|
EA: Eastern, EP: Eyre Peninsula, FR: Flinders Ranges, GT: Gairdner-Torrens, KI: Kangaroo Island, LE: Lake Eyre, MU: Murray, NL: Northern Lofty, NU: Nullarbor, NW: North-Western, SE: South-Eastern, SL: Southern Lofty, YP: Yorke Peninsula