BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)

Ectobius Stephens, 1835 (native cockroaches)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Genus)

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Brown, V.K., 1980 Notes and a key to the Oothecae of the British Ectobius (Dictyoptera: Blattidae)

Ectobius may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
DICTYOPTERA
(cockroaches)

Further Information

Lab. techniques Identification of Ectobius spp is based on the microscopic structure of the glandular hollow on the male abdomen (under the wings). This cannot be seen on the living animal, and on freshly killed animals the hollow is filled with fluid. It is best seen after the specimen has dried slightly, but before the abdomen has shrivelled too much.
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