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Genus Blaberus

Blaberus craniifer - female Blaberus discoidalis - male Blaberus sp. in Miami, FL - Blaberus Blaberus sp. in Miami, FL - Blaberus Blaberus sp. in Miami, FL - Blaberus Blaberus discoidalis - Miami - Blaberus discoidalis - male Blaberus discoidalis - Miami - Blaberus discoidalis - male Blaberus discoidalis - Miami - Blaberus discoidalis - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Blaberoidea
Family Blaberidae (Ovoviviparous Cockroaches)
Genus Blaberus
Numbers
several spp. get regularly imported, B.craniifer and B.discoidalis established in FL; ~20 spp. total(1)
Size
among the largest roaches, at up to 60-70 mm
Range
Neotropics, mostly equatorial S. America; in our area, FL(1)