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Species Pseudomops septentrionalis - Pale Bordered Field Cockroach

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blaberoidea
Family Ectobiidae
Subfamily Blattellinae
Genus Pseudomops
Species septentrionalis (Pale Bordered Field Cockroach)
Other Common Names
Pale-bordered Cockroach(1)
Explanation of Names
Pseudomops septentrionalis Hebard 1917
Size
9-15 mm(2)
Range
se. US (TX-GA-VA-KS) to Costa Rica(3)(4),(5)(BG data); now spreading
Habitat
low-growing herbaceous vegetation(1); on occasion visits flowers
Food
comes to sap and flowers:
Remarks
Not attracted to lights(1).
This is not true. They frequently come to lights. [Kyhl Austin]
Print References
Chapin, J. (1980) New distribution records for Pseudomops septentrionalis Hebard and Panchlora nivea (L.) (Dictyoptera: Blatellidae, Blaberidae) [Texas]. Proceedings Entomological Society of Washington 82: 335–336.
Gaspar et al. (2015) First Records for Pseudomops septentrionalis Hebard (Blattodea: Ectobiidae) and Acantholomidea porosa (Germar) (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae), in Arkansas. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 88(1): 124-127. (5)
Hebard, M. (1917) The Blattidae of North America: North of the Mexican boundary. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 2: 1–284.
Roulston, T., and A. Appel. (1997) First Alabama record of the pale-bordered cockroach, Pseudomops septentrionalis (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae). Entomological News 108: 159–160.
Works Cited
1.Invertebrates Of Central Texas Wetlands
Stephen Welton Taber, Scott B. Fleenor. 2005. Texas Tech University Press.
2.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.Beccaloni G.W. (2007) Cockroach species file online. Version 5.0
4.New Blattodea records from Mississippi and Alabama
Schiff N.M., Schiefer T.L. 1999. Entomological News 110: 240-242.
5.First Records for Pseudomops septentrionalis (Blattodea: Ectobiidae) and Acantholomidea porosa (Scutelleridae), in Arkansas.
Gaspar et al. 2015. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 88(1): 124-127.