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Family Corydiidae

cave cockroach a - Arenivaga White Roach - Arenivaga What am I? - Arenivaga - female Palmetto Bug? - Arenivaga erratica I don't have a clue... - Arenivaga Arenivaga floridensis - female Desert Roach with 4 spots - Arenivaga - male Arenviga bolliana - Arenivaga bolliana - female
Classification
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
Polyphagidae(1)
Explanation of Names
Corydiidae Saussure 1864
Numbers
14 spp. in 5 genera of 2 subfamilies in our area, ~250 spp. in ~40 genera of 5 subfamilies worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide in warmer climes, incl. sw. US (CA-TX) & FL(1)
species present in our area:
Genus Arenivaga (48 spp. total, so. US & Mexico)
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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