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Blattella germanica (Linnaeus, 1767)
Ischnoptera paralella Tepper, 1893; Ischnoptera parallela Roth, 1985; Phyllodromia magna Tepper, 1895; Blatta germanica Linnaeus, 1767

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Periplaneta americana, American cockroach

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Species Blattella germanica (Linnaeus, 1767)


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Species Blattella germanica (Linnaeus, 1767)

German Cockroach


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Introduced from unknown locality.

Ecological Descriptors

Peridomestic, volant.

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General References

Harz, K. & Kaltenbach, A. 1976. Die orthoptera Europas. Series Entomologica 12 : 1-434 [199] (designated male and female invalid 'neotypes')

Kevan, D.K.McE. 1978. Proposal to conserve Blatta germanica Linnaeus, 1767 and to designate it as a type-species of Blattella Caudell, 1903 (Insecta, Dictyoptera, Blattodea). Z.N.(S.) 680. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 35 : 34-39

Kevan, D.K.McE. & Princis, K. 1961. Blatta transfuga Brünnich, 1763 (Insecta, Dictyoptera); proposed suppression under the plenary powers. Z.N.(S.) 680. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 18 (5): 330-331

Marshall, J.A. 1983. The orthopteroid insects described by Linnaeus, with notes on the Linnaean collection. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Zoology 78 : 375-396 [387] (current type status)

Melville, R.V. 1982. Opinion 1231 Blatta germanica Linnaeus, 1767 (Insecta, Dictyoptera): conserved and designated as type species of Blattella Caudell, 1903. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 39 (4): 243-246 [243] ( Blatta transfuga Brünnich, 1763, senior synonym of Blatta germanica Linnaeus, 1767, suppressed under plenary powers)

Princis, K. 1969. Pars 13: Blattariae: Subordo Epilamproidea, Fam. Blattellidae. pp. 713-1038 in Beier, M. (ed.). Orthopterorum Catalogus . 's-Gravenhage : Dr. W. Junk. [807] (comprehensive bibliography)


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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Arthropoda  
 Class Insecta  
 Order Blattodea  
 Family Ectobiidae  
 Genus Blattella  
  Blattella germanica    (Linnaeus, 1767) 
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Synonyms: Blatta asiatica Blatta bivittata Blatta daurica Blatta germanica Blatta obliquata Blatta transfuga Blattella asiatica Blattella bivittata Blattella daurica Blattella germanica shuguroffi Blattella niitakana details
Citation: 連日清, 1992
Name Code: 330110
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