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Wood roaches, Cryptocercidae

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Relationships after Clark et al. (2001), Grandcolas et al. (2001), and Hossain & Kambhampati (2001).
Containing group: Blattaria

Other Names for Cryptocercus


Burnside, C. A., P. T. Smith, and S. Kambhampati. 1999. Three new species of the wood roach, Cryptocercus (Blattodea: Cryptocercidae), from the eastern United States. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 72(4):361-378.

Clark, J. W., S. Hossain, C. A. Burnside, and S. Kambhampati. 2001. Coevolution between a cockroach and its bacterial endosymbiont: a biogeographical perspective. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B 268(1465):393-398.

Cleveland, L. R., S. R. Hall, E. P. Sanders, and J. Collier. 1934. The wood-feeding roach Cryptocercus punctulatus, its protozoa, and the symbiosis between protozoa and roach. Mem. Am. Acad. Arts Sci. 17:185–342.

Everaerts, C., K. Maekawa, , J. P. Farine, K. Shimada, P. Luykx, R. Brossuta and C.A. Nalepa. 2008. The Cryptocercus punctulatus species complex (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae) in the eastern United States: Comparison of cuticular hydrocarbons, chromosome number, and DNA sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 47(3):950-959.

Grandcolas, P. 1999. Systematics, endosymbiosis, and biogeography of Cryptocercus clevelandi and C. punctulatus (Blattaria: Polyphagidae) from North America: a phylogenetic perspective. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 92(3):285-291.

Grandcolas, P. 1999. Reconstructing the past of Cryptocercus (Blattaria: Polyphagidae): Phylogenetic histories and stories. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 92(3):303-307.

Grandcolas, P. 2000. Cryptocercus matilei sp. n., du Sichuan de Chine (Dictyoptera, Blattaria, Polyphaginae). Revue Francaise d'Entomologie N. S. 22(4):223-226.

Grandcolas, P., Y. C. Park, J. C. Choe, M. D. Piulachs, X. Belles, C. D'Haese, J. P. Farine, and R. Brossut. 2001. What does Cryptocercus kyebangensis, n. sp. (Dictyoptera: Blattaria: Polyphagidae) from Korea reveal about Cryptocercus evolution? A study in morphology, molecular phylogeny, and chemistry of tergal glands. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 151:61-79.

Hossain, S. and S. Kambhampati. 2001. Phylogeny of Cryptocercus species (Blattodea: Cryptocercidae) inferred from nuclear ribosomal DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21(1):162-165.

Kambhampati, S., J. W. Clark, and B. L. Brock. 2002. Evolution of host- and habitat association in the wood-feeding cockroach, Cryptocercus. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 75(2):163-172.

Kambhampati, S., P. Luykx, and C. Nalepa. 1996. Evidence for sibling species in Cryptocercus punctulatus, the wood roach, from variation in mitochondrial DNA and karyotype. Heredity 76:485–496.

Maekawa, K., Y. C. Park, and N. Lo. 2005. Phylogeny of endosymbiont bacteria harbored by the woodroach Cryptocercus spp. (Cryptocercidae: Blattaria): Molecular clock evidence for a late Cretaceous-early Tertiary split of Asian and American lineages. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36(3): 728-733.

Nalepa, C.A. 1984. Colony composition, protozoan transfer and some life history characteristics of the woodroach Cryptocercus punctatus Scudder (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 14:273-279.

Nalepa, C. A., Byers, G. W., Bandi, C., and Sironi, M. 1997. Description of Cryptocercus clevelandi (Dictyoptera: Cryptocercidae) from the Northwestern United States: Molecular analysis of bacteria symbionts in its fat body, and notes on biology, distribution, and biogeography. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 90:416–424.

Park, Y. C., K. Maekawa, T. Matsumoto, R. Santoni, and J. C. Choe. 2004. Molecular phylogeny and biogeography of the Korean woodroaches Cryptocercus spp. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 30(2): 450-464.

Steinmiller, B., S. Kambhampati, and B. L. Brock. 2001. Geographic distribution of, and genetic variation in, the wood roach Cryptocercus (Dictyoptera : Cryptocercidae) in the United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94(5):732-742.

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Scientific Name Cryptocercus
Location USA: North Carolina: Highlands
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Copyright © 2007 David R. Maddison
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