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Temporal range: 228–0 Ma
Late Triassic – Recent
Domino cockroach Therea petiveriana
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cless: Insecta
Superorder: Dictyoptera
Order: Blattodea
Wattenwyl, 1882
  • Blattaria (cockroaches anly)

Blattodea is an order o insects that conteens the cockroaches an the termites.[1] Umwhile, the termites war conseedert a separate order, Isoptera, but genetic an molecular evidence suggests an intimate relationship wi the cockroaches, baith cockroaches an termites haein evolved frae a common auncestor. The Blattodea an the mantises (order Mantodea) are nou aw conseedert pairt o the superorder Dictyoptera. Thare are approximately 4,400 species o cockroach in awmaist 500 genera, an aboot 3,000 species o termite in aroond 300 genera.[2]


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  1. Integrated Taxonomic Information System entry
  2. "Order Blattodea: Cockroaches and Termites". BugGuide. Retrieved 27 August 2015.