Blattodea

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Blattodea
Temporal range: 228–0Ma Late Triassic - Recent
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American cockroach
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Termites
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Blattodea
suborders
Synonyms
  • Blattaria (cockroaches only)

Blattodea is an order of insects that currently combines the Cockroaches and the Termites. Formerly, the Termites were considered a separate order, Isoptera, but genetic and molecular evidence suggests an intimate relationship with the Cockroaches. The Blattodea and the Mantises (order Mantodea) are now all considered part of the superorder Dictyoptera.

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