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

Superfamily Blattoidea

Smoky Brown Cockroach? - Periplaneta fuliginosa Isoptera, possibly Subterranean termites? - Gnathamitermes Oriental Cockroach? - Blatta orientalis - male Periplaneta americana? - Periplaneta americana Pest boring through middle of Elderberry canes - Zootermopsis angusticollis Unknown 24 - Reticulitermes termite with its own mite - Reticulitermes Female, Zootermopsis laticeps? - Zootermopsis laticeps
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blattoidea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
includes termites (formerly treated as order Isoptera)
Numbers
~60 spp. in 24 genera of 6 families in our area(1), ~3,600 spp. in ~350 genera of 13 families worldwide(2)