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Archiblatta beccarii (36870587092).jpg
Cockroach, Archiblatta beccarii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Superfamily: Blattoidea
Latreille, 1810
Pacific Coast Dampwood Termite, Zootermopsis angusticollis

Blattoidea is a superfamily of cockroaches and termites in the order Blattodea. There are about 17 families and more than 4,100 described species in Blattoidea.[1][2]

The 12 families of termites are sometimes considered members of the suborder Isoptera, but recent phylogenetic analysis places them within the cockroach superfamily Blattoidea. Within Blattoidea, the termites are grouped under the epifamily Termitoidae.[3][4]


These 17 families belong to the superfamily Blattoidea:


Termites (epifamily Termitoidae)[edit]


  1. ^ "Blattoidea Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-04-13.
  2. ^ Beccaloni, George W.; Eggleton, Paul (2013). Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed.). "Order Blattodea. In: Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness". Zootaxa. 3148. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3703.1.10.
  3. ^ Beccaloni, G.W. (2019). "Superfamily Blattoidea Latreille, 1810". Cockroach species file online, Version 5.0. Retrieved 2019-04-13.

Further reading[edit]

  • Atkinson, T.H.; Koehler, P.G.; Patterson, R.S. (1991). "Catalog and atlas of the cockroaches (Dictyoptera) of North America north of Mexico". Miscellaneous Publications of the Entomological Society of America. 78: 1–86. ISBN 978-9991575872. ISSN 0071-0717.