Ectobius sylvestris

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Ectobius sylvestris
Blattodea. Ectobius sylvestris? (15897364773).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Family: Ectobiidae
Genus: Ectobius
E. sylvestris
Binomial name
Ectobius sylvestris
(Poda, 1761)

Ectobius sylvestris, known generally as the forest cockroach or lesser cockroach, is a species of cockroach in the family Ectobiidae. It is found in Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China), North America, and temperate Asia.[1][2][3]

Forest cockroach, Ectobius sylvestris
Forest cockroach, Ectobius sylvestris


These two subspecies belong to the species Ectobius sylvestris:

  • Ectobius sylvestris discrepans Adelung, 1917
  • Ectobius sylvestris sylvestris (Poda, 1761)


  1. ^ "Ectobius sylvestris Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  2. ^ "Ectobius sylvestris". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  3. ^ Beccaloni, G.W. (2019). "Cockroach species file online, Version 5.0". Retrieved 2019-07-02.

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