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A subalpine to alpine cockroach known so far from the eastern mountains of Canterbury north of the Rakaia, and southern Marlborough. It is often abundant along the margins of rock screes. It is not closely related to the other alpine species Celatoblatta quinquemaculata
of Otago but close relatives are Celatoblatta sedilloti
of the North Island and Celatoblatta subcorticaria
of South Island forests.
Text updated: 8/05/2006