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Genus Ischnoptera

German Cockraoch or ? - Ischnoptera bilunata Blatella look-a-like - Ischnoptera bilunata - male - female Ischnoptera deropeltiformis Bark Beetle - Ischnoptera deropeltiformis Dark Wood Cockroach - Ischnoptera deropeltiformis 20160625G04 - Ischnoptera bilunata 040118roach - Ischnoptera Blattodea ID Request - Ischnoptera deropeltiformis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blaberoidea
Family Ectobiidae
Subfamily Blattellinae
Genus Ischnoptera
Explanation of Names
Ischnoptera Burmeister 1838
3 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area, almost 100 spp. total(1)
Neotropical group ranging into the US (Roth 2002):
I. bilunata GA-FL-AL
I. deropeltiformis DC-OH-KS to SC-LA-TX
I. rufa Fort Lauderdale, FL (adventive; initially recorded as I. nox)
Print References
Roth L.M. (2002) The cockroach genus Ischnoptera Burmeister. Part II. Species from the United States (Blattellidae: Blattellinae). Trans. Am. Ent. Soc. 128: 345-360.