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Genus Blattella

Roach? - Blattella vaga Blattella germanica? - Blattella germanica - male - female Blattella germanica Blattella germanica German Cockroach? Male? - Blattella germanica - male Blattella asahinai? - Blattella asahinai German roach nymph maybe? - Blattella germanica Blattella germanica
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 is by far the most common:

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: