Nearctic, Mesoamerica, Hispaniola, and Venezuela(2)
; in our area(3)(4)
A. buprestoides se. US, mostly Coastal Plain from SC to e. TX
A. ferruginea DE - IL - ?NE - n. Gulf States (not in FL!)
Members of this genus can deliver a chemical spray to the eyes that can cause corneal damage (see references in(4)
Hebard, M. 1943. The Dermaptera, and Orthopterous families Blattidae, Mantidae, and Phasmidae of Texas. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 68: 239-310.