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Genus Ischnoptera

Unknown Cockroach - Ischnoptera bilunata Blatella look-a-like - Ischnoptera bilunata - male Ischnoptera deropeltiformis?  From Granville County, NC - Ischnoptera deropeltiformis - male Ischnoptera deropeltiformis Bark Beetle - Ischnoptera deropeltiformis Black Cockroach - Ischnoptera deropeltiformis Ischnoptera deropeltiformis Roach - Ischnoptera
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blaberoidea
Family Ectobiidae
Subfamily Blattellinae
Genus Ischnoptera
Explanation of Names
Ischnoptera Burmeister 1838
Greek 'narrow-winged'(1)
3 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area, almost 100 spp. total(2)
This genus contains mostly South American species, with a single native species found in the US.
Neotropical group ranging into the US (Roth 2002):
I. bilunata Saussure 1869: GA-FL-AL
I. deropeltiformis (Brunner von Wattenwyl 1865): DC-OH-KS to SC-LA-TX
I. rufa (De Geer 1773): Fort Lauderdale, FL (adventive; initially recorded as I. nox)
Print References
Roth L.M. (2002) The cockroach genus Ischnoptera Burmeister. Part II. Species from the United States (Blattellidae: Blattellinae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 128(4): 345-360.
Works Cited
1.Composition of scientific words
Brown R.W. 1956. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC. 882 pp.
2.Beccaloni G.W. (2007) Cockroach species file online. Version 5.0