Eupolyphaga sinensis

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Eupolyphaga sinensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Family: Corydiidae
Genus: Eupolyphaga
Species: E. sinensis
Binomial name
Eupolyphaga sinensis
(Walker, 1868)
Synonyms [1]
  • Heterogamia dohrniana Saussure, 1893
  • Eupolyphaga dohrniana (Saussure, 1893)
  • Polyphaga sinensis (Walker, 1868)

Eupolyphaga sinensis, or tǔ biē chóng, 土鳖虫, is a species of wingless, flightless cockroach in the genus Eupolyphaga, native to Western China and Mongolia. The dried body is used in traditional Chinese medicine.[2]


  1. ^ George Beccaloni. "species Eupolyphaga sinensis (Walker, 1868)". Blattodea Species File (Version 1.0/4.1). Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ Gang-feng Ge; Chen-huan Yu; Bing Yu; Zhen-hua Shen; Dong-liang Zhang; Qiao-feng Wu (2012). "Antitumor effects and chemical compositions of Eupolyphaga sinensis Walker ethanol extract". Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 141 (1): 178–182. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2012.02.016. PMID 22366674.