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Species Ectobius lapponicus - Dusky Cockroach

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blaberoidea
Family Ectobiidae
Subfamily Ectobiinae
Genus Ectobius
Species lapponicus (Dusky Cockroach)
Other Common Names
Occasionally referred to as the Tawny Cockroach in the US, although this may be a mis-application of the common name for Ectobius pallidus, which has this common name in Europe
Explanation of Names
Ectobius lapponicus (Linnaeus 1758)
♂ 13-14 mm, ♀ 9.5-10 mm (Chandler 1985)
native to Europe (widespread), adventive in NA
earliest record in our area: NH 1984 (Chandler 1985)
Print References
Chandler D.S. (1985) A new introduction of a European cockroach, Ectobius lapponicus (Dictyoptera: Blatellidae). Ent. News 96: 98-100 (Full text)
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