the largest family of the order, with ~35 spp. (incl. several adventive) in 14 genera of 4 subfamilies in our area and ~2,300 spp. in ~220 genera of 7 subfamilies worldwide(1)(2)
Small to medium sized cockroaches represented in the United States by approximately 40 species belonging to 12 genera. The species depicted below should not be considered a comprehensive list of all species that occur in North America, and is based upon Nomina Neartica with additional species added as they are found. The name and date listed after each genus and species refers to the author that described the taxon and the year that the description was published. For those enclosed within parentheses, the species was initially described as belonging to another genus with subsequent workers moving the species to a different genus based on an improved understanding of phylogenetic relationships.
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