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Genus Blattella

Beetle-like infestation - Blattella germanica Nasty little thing - Blattella asahinai Unknown cockroach and nymph. - Blattella germanica German Cockroach? - Blattella asahinai Which one? - Blattella vaga Female, German Cockroach and ootheca? - Blattella germanica Del Puerto Canyon D4 - Blattella vaga What type of roach? - Blattella
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: