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Ectobiidae (formerly Blattellidae)[1][2] is a family of the order Blattodea (cockroaches). This family contains many of the smaller common household pest cockroaches, among others. They are sometimes called wood cockroaches.[3] A few notable species include:

Wood cockroaches
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Loboptera decipiens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Family: Ectobiidae
Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865
Subfamilies
Synonyms
  • Phyllodromiidae Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1865
  • Plectopterinae McKittrick, 1964
  • Blattellidae Karny, 1908

Subfamilies and selected GeneraEdit

The Cockroach Species File[4] includes lists the following (subfamilies marked § are complete list as of end 2017):

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beccaloni, George; Eggleton, Paul (30 Aug 2013). "Order Blattodea". Magnolia Press. 3703 (1). doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3703.1.10. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ "order Blattodea". Cockroach Species File. Archived from the original on 7 June 2019. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Blattellidae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  4. ^ Cockroach Species File (retrieved 26 January 2018)
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Blattellinae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  6. ^ Bohn, H.; Picker, M.; Klass, K.-D.; Colville, J. (2010). "A jumping cockroach from South Africa, Saltoblattella montistabularis, gen. nov., spec. nov. (Blattodea: Blattellidae)" (PDF). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny. Senckenberg Gesellschaft. 68 (1): 53–69. ISSN 1864-8312. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
  7. ^ "Ectobiinae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  8. ^ "Nyctiborinae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 29 December 2013.