Margatteoidea amoena Bolívar, 1924

Seychelles cockroach



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Supella amoena Bolívar, 1924; Margatteoidea amoana Bolívar, 1924 [orth. error used by (Gerlach et al., 2005:17)]


Margatteoidea amoena is the type species of the genus.


Conservation Status


Last record: 1905

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Desroches Island, Seychelles


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bolívar, Ignacio. (1924). Orthoptera Dictyoptera (Blattidae and Mantidae), and supplement to Gryllidae, of the Seychelles and adjacent islands. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9) 13(76): 313-359.


Other references:

Gerlach, Justin. (2008). Preliminary conservation status and needs of an oceanic island fauna: the case of Seychelles insects. J Insect Conserv 12: 293-305.

Gerlach, Justin. (2012a). Margatteoidea amoena. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 17 October 2012.

Gerlach, Justin. (2012b). Margatteoidea amoena. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T199495A2594210. Accessed on 01 July 2022.

Gerlach, Justin. (2012c). Red Listing reveals the true state of biodiversity: a comprehensive assessment of Seychelles biodiversity. Phelsuma 20: 9-22.

Gerlach, Justin and Haas, F. (2007). The Orthopteroidea of the Seychelles islands. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

Gerlach, Justin, Matyot, Pat and Samways, Michael J. (2005). Developing strategies for invertebrate conservation: the case for the Seychelles islands. Phelsuma 13: 9-24.


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