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Superfamily Blattoidea

Eastern Subterranean Termite Soldiers - Reticulitermes flavipes California Termites Under Rock Periplaneta what? - Periplaneta americana - male Roach - Periplaneta fuliginosa Small Black Fly Termite termite Blattodea - Cryptocercus wrighti
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blattoidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
includes termites (formerly treated as order Isoptera)
Numbers
~60 spp. in 24 genera of 6 families in our area(1), ~3,600 spp. in ~350 genera of 13 families worldwide(2)