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Genus Cryptocercus

Brown-hooded Cockroach - Cryptocercus garciai Blattodea - Cryptocercus wrighti Cryptocercus punctulatus-ventral view - Cryptocercus punctulatus Cryptocercus clevelandi? - Cryptocercus clevelandi Wood Roach - Cryptocercus wrighti Blattodea - Cryptocercus wrighti Cryptocercidae ? - Cryptocercus Appalachian Hooded Roach nymph - Cryptocercus wrighti
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blattoidea
Family Cryptocercidae (Brown-hooded Cockroaches)
Genus Cryptocercus
5 spp. in our area and 7 spp. in e. Asia (12 spp. total)(1)
holarctic, most diverse in China(1); in our area, 4 spp. in the Appalachians (INCOMPLETE map) and 1 sp. in the Coastal and Cascade Mountain ranges (nw. US)(2)(3)(4)
temperate forests(2)