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Genus Arenivaga

Unknown insect - Arenivaga bolliana - female possible arenivaga - Arenivaga Arenivaga sp - Arenivaga apacha - male Arenivaga sp. 2 - Arenivaga bolliana - male Desert Roach with 4 spots - Arenivaga - male Cockroach - Arenivaga bolliana Nymph, Arenivaga? - Arenivaga Male, Arenivaga? - Arenivaga - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Superfamily Corydioidea
Family Corydiidae
Subfamily Corydiinae
Genus Arenivaga
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
revised in Hopkins (2014)(1)
Explanation of Names
Arenivaga Rehn 1903
Numbers
31 spp. in our area, ~50 spp. total(1)
Size
14-30 mm(1)
Identification
Males are winged, females wingless


key to spp. (adult males only) in Hopkins (2014)(1)
Range
sw. US (CA-TX) & FL to so. Mexico(2)
Remarks
The underside of the cerci possess modified hair sensilla for gravitational orientation. The sensilla have swollen tips with presumably most of the hair's mass suspended under the cerci. Other insects have similar structures, such as gryllids.