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Family Cryptocercidae

Reminds me honestly of a large roach - Cryptocercus wrighti Cockroach ?? - Cryptocercus darwini Cockroach ?? - Cryptocercus darwini Cockroach ?? - Cryptocercus darwini roach or rove beetle? - Cryptocercus punctulatus Unknown Insect - Cryptocercus punctulatus Cryptocercus clevelandi? - Cryptocercus clevelandi Wood Roach - Cryptocercus wrighti
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blattoidea
Family Cryptocercidae
Numbers
a single genus, with 5 spp. in our area and 7 spp. in e. Asia (12 spp. total)(1)
Range
holarctic, most diverse in China(2); in our area, 4 spp. in the Appalachians and 1 sp. in nw. US(3)
Habitat
temperate forests(3)
Food
wood(3)