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Genus Blattella

Fast Runner - Blattella asahinai - male Cockroaches - Blattella germanica BG2896 E7480 - Blattella asahinai Face Mostly Pale - Blattella asahinai Bug on Forest Floor - Blattella asahinai - male German cockroach? - Blattella germanica - male Blattodea - Blattella vaga Blattella vaga
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 Blattella
Explanation of Names
Blattella Caudell 1903
'little Blatta'
Numbers
3 spp. (all adventive) in our area, >50 spp. total(1)
Identification
among our spp.,
B. germanica:

B. asahinai has a more slender body and more grey tones to its wing color. The pronotum colors more contrasting than in B. germanica, and the lateral edges of the abdomen are pale:

B. vaga, unlike B. germanica, is not afraid of light, flies readily, and has dark frons:
Print References
Roth LM. 1985. A taxonomic revision of the genus Blattella Caudell (Dictyoptera, Blattaria: Blattellidae). Entomologica Scandinavica, Supplement 22: 1–221.