Cockroach Species File

Mission statement

The Cockroach Species File works to build a comprehensive source for knowledge about the world’s cockroaches. Information found here includes valid names, synonyms, bibliographic data, specimen data, images, and distributions for cockroaches of the world. Our site seeks to include and serve researchers in taxonomy, systematics, ecology, ethology, conservation, and evolution, as well as educators, policy makers, and citizen scientists.

Copyright G. W. Beccaloni
Lucihormetica fenestrata
Copyright Josef Dvořák
Eucorydia sp.
Copyright G. W. Beccaloni
Elliptorhina javanica
Copyright Josef Dvořák
Capucina sp.
Copyright Thierry Garcia
Melyroidea magnifica
Copyright Stephane Brouard
Periplaneta americana
Copyright G. W. Beccaloni
Ectobius lapponicus
Copyright Josef Dvořák
Polyzosteria mitchelli
Copyright Gernot Kunz
Prosoplecta semperi
Copyright Josef Dvořák
Caeparia sp.


Try searching for species Blattella infuscata, or start your exploration at Genus Blattella, or Family Blattellidae.

Discover more

See our About page for an overview of the project, its data, the development team, and details about how you can access the data, contribute, contact us, or get help.


Sept. 15, 2023: Welcome to our new Cockroach Species File Website

We look forward to hearing from you about your experiences with our new features as well as how you use the information you find here.