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Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

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Family Corydiidae

Which roach - Arenivaga White Roach - Arenivaga Sand Roach, Arenivaga sp.? - Arenivaga - male TX - Roach - Arenivaga bolliana Arenviga bolliana - Arenivaga bolliana - female Arenivaga floridensis - female Arenivaga Roach - Arenivaga
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Corydioidea
Family Corydiidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Corydiidae Saussure 1864
14 spp. in 5 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area, ~250 spp. in ~40 genera of 5 subfamilies worldwide(1)
worldwide in warmer climes, incl. sw. US (CA-TX) & FL(1)
species present in our area:
Genus Arenivaga (48 spp. total, so. US & Mexico)
Genus Compsodes (4 spp. total, US to Panama)
C. cucullatus: FL; Guatemala, Panama
C. schwarzi: FL, TX, AZ; Mexico
Genus Eremoblatta (2 spp. total, US & Mexico)
E. subdiaphana: TX-CA-NV
Genus Holocompsa (10 spp. total, most in C. America, two on Indian Ocean islands)
H. azteca: Mexico; USA
H. nitidula: circumtropical as household pest species (Neotropical origin)
Genus Myrmecoblatta (2 spp. total, US to Costa Rica)
M. wheeleri FL; Guatemala, Costa Rica