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

Superfamily Blattoidea

Periplaneta americana - male Australian cockroach? - Periplaneta australasiae Termite - Reticulitermes Wingless Roach - Periplaneta fuliginosa Speedy - Shelfordella lateralis Large Roach - Periplaneta fuliginosa Gnathamitermes Termites ~5mm - Reticulitermes
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)