Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Ischnoptera

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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 Ischnoptera
Explanation of Names
Ischnoptera Burmeister 1838
'narrow-winged'
Numbers
3 spp. (incl. one adventive) in our area, almost 100 spp. total(1)
Range
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.