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Genus Blattella

German! - Blattella germanica - female Beetle-like infestation - Blattella germanica Cockroach - Blattella asahinai Cockroach - Blattella germanica Field Cockroach? - Blattella vaga - female German cockroach - Blattella germanica Bug in Office - Blattella germanica What is this!? - 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:

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.