(For enlargements and text on the above cockroaches go to the 1908-1910 papers of Shelford.)



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What is a Cockroach?
Read below before formulating a question.

Here is a classical tree (clickable) for the cockroaches per se:

Blattella Supella Nyctibora Schultesia Blaberus, Eublaberus, Byrsotria Epilamprinae Gromphadorhina, Leucophaea Diploptera Pyncnoscelus Polyzosterinae Blatta, Periplaneta Bibliography Dictyoptera root Tree
The Classical Cockroach Phylogeny of McKittrick (1964)
Modern tree based on mt-rDNA (Kambhampati, 1995)

Where are some of your favorite cockroaches on the above tree?

Go to the 'Tree of Life' Web Site to see where the cockroaches have been fit into the scheme of animal evolution and the controversy over the relationship to termites and preying mantids.

A Cockroach FAQ

The story of the elusive albino cockroach.

More pictures and links are in gradual preparation!

Why are the Cockroaches a good group in which to study...

Contemporary cockroach biologists and links to their publications?

The intent of the manager of this home page is to establish an information data base on cockroaches. You can help by informing this page of links to other sources of relevant information or sharing with this page your reprints of relevance to cockroach biology.

Send your reprints for inclusion on the Cockroach Home Page to:

Joseph G. Kunkel
Biology Department
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

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