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Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Family Cryptocercidae

Wood cockroach? - Cryptocercus punctulatus this doesnt belong here in Oregon does it? - Cryptocercus clevelandi What's this? - Cryptocercus clevelandi Curious. - Cryptocercus clevelandi Unknown Insect - Cryptocercus punctulatus brown roach - Cryptocercus wrighti Wood Roach - Cryptocercus wrighti Cryptocercidae ? - Cryptocercus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blattoidea
Family Cryptocercidae
a single genus, with 5 spp. in our area and 7 spp. in e. Asia (12 spp. total)(1)
holarctic, most diverse in China(2); in our area, 4 spp. in the Appalachians and 1 sp. in nw. US(3)
temperate forests(3)