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Genus Cryptocercus

Wood cockroach? - Cryptocercus punctulatus Cockroach ?? - Cryptocercus darwini What's this? - Cryptocercus clevelandi Cryptocercus punctulatus-dorsal view - Cryptocercus punctulatus brown roach - Cryptocercus wrighti Wood Roach - Cryptocercus wrighti Blattodea - Cryptocercus wrighti Cryptocercidae ? - Cryptocercus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blattoidea
Family Cryptocercidae
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)