Blaberidae

Australian wood cockroach Panesthia cribrata, from Brisbane Insects.


Belongs within: Blattaria.

The Blaberidae are a diverse group of often stout, slow-moving cockroaches (Rentz 1996).

Characters (from Rentz 1996): Size medium to large. Antenna usually less than half body length. Legs short, stout, generally smooth. Cerci short, sometimes unsegmented, seldom reaching hind margin of supra-anal plate. Male styles present or absent; hood-like genital phallomeres on right side, median phallomere rod-like. Female with extensible brood sac or atrium.

<==Blaberidae GE05
    |--Perisphaeriinae BP10
    |    |--Perisphaerus Serville 1831 V10
    |    |--Compsagis Chopard 1952 BP10
    |    |    `--C. lesnei (Chopard 1952) V10
    |    |--Cyrtotria Stål 1871 BP10
    |    |--Bantua Shelford 1908 BP10
    |    `--Pilema Saussure 1873 BP10
    |--Parasphaeria [Zetoborinae] GE05
    |    `--P. boleiriana GE05
    |--Geoscapheinae R96
    |    |--Geoscapheus dilatatus R96
    |    |--Macropanesthia rhinoceros R96
    |    |--Neogeoscapheus R96
    |    `--Parapanesthia gigantea R96
    |--Oxyhaloinae R96
    |    |--Nauphoeta cinerea R96
    |    |--Paraneuphoeta rufipes R96
    |    `--Chorisoneura R18
    |         |--C. parishi Rehn 1918 R18
    |         `--C. texensis BM76
    |--Panesthiinae R96
    |    |--Salganea V10 [Salganeini R96]
    |    `--Panesthia [Panesthiini] R96
    |         |--P. australis R96
    |         |--P. cribrata R96
    |         `--P. tryoni S01
    |--Panchlora [Panchlorinae] V10
    |    |--P. bidentula Hebard 1916 R18
    |    `--P. exoleta Burmeister 1838 R18
    `--Epilamprinae R96
         |--Calolampra irrorata R96
         |--Neolaxta R96
         |--Ataxigamia R96
         |--Rhabdoblatta R96
         |--Molytria inquinata R96
         |--Laxta R96
         |    |--L. friedmani R96
         |    `--L. granicollis R96
         `--Epilampra R18
              |--E. conspersa Burmeister 1838 R18
              `--E. grisea (DeGeer 1773) [=Blatta grisea; incl. E. lucifuga Rehn 1903] R18

Blaberidae incertae sedis:
  Blaberus WL09
    |--B. craniifer WL09
    `--B. discoidalis TC01
  Diploptera GE05
    |--D. dytiscoides WL09
    `--D. punctata Erschscholz 1822 V10
  Gromphadorhina TW05
    |--G. laevigata MG06
    `--G. portentosa (Schaum 1853) V10
  Thorax porcellana Saussure 1862 V10
  Phlebonotus pallens (Serville 1831) V10

*Type species of generic name indicated

REFERENCES

[BM76] Bohart, R. M. & A. S. Menke. 1976. Sphecid Wasps of the World. University of California Press: Berkeley.

[BP10] Bohn, H., M. Picker, K.-D. Klass & J. Colville. 2010. A jumping cockroach from South Africa, Saltoblattella montistabularis, gen. nov., spec. nov. (Blattodea: Blattellidae). Arthropod Systematics and Phylogeny 68 (1): 53-69.

[GE05] Grimaldi, D., & M. S. Engel. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press: New York.

[MG06] Mallatt, J., & G. Giribet. 2006. Further use of nearly complete 28S and 18S rRNA genes to classify Ecdysozoa: 37 more arthropods and a kinorhynch. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40: 772-794.

[R18] Rehn, J. A. G. 1918. On a collection of Orthoptera from the State of Pará, Brazil. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 70: 144-236, pls 141-142.

[R96] Rentz, D. 1996. Grasshopper Country: The abundant orthopteroid insects of Australia. University of New South Wales Press: Sydney.

[S01] Seeman, O. 2001. Myriad Mesostigmata associated with log-inhabiting arthropods. In Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress (R. B. Halliday, D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff, eds) pp. 272-276. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[TC01] Taylor, DeM., & Y. Chinzei. 2001. Vitellogenin and its synthesis in the soft ticks. In Acarology: Proceedings of the 10th International Congress (R. B. Halliday, D. E. Walter, H. C. Proctor, R. A. Norton & M. J. Colloff, eds) pp. 622-627. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.

[TW05] Terry, M. D., & M. F. Whiting. 2005. Mantophasmatodea and phylogeny of the lower neopterous insects. Cladistics 21: 240-257.

[V10] Vršanský, P. 2010. Cockroach as the earliest eusocial animal. Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition) 84 (4): 793-808.

[WL09] Walter, D. E., E. E. Lindquist, I. M. Smith, D. R. Cook & G. W. Krantz. 2009. Order Trombidiformes. In: Krantz, G. W. & D. E. Walter (eds) A Manual of Acarology, 3rd ed., pp. 233-420. Texas Tech University Press.

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