Cockroach Species, Genus & Taxonomy

Under the Kingdom Animalia, cockroaches belong to the Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta, and Order Blattodea. The Order name is derived from the Greek blatta.

Some of the scientific names of the different species of cockroaches are the American cockroach (Periplaneta americana), the Florida woods cockroach (Eurycotis floridana), the Oriental cockroach (Blatta orientalis), the German cockroach (Blattella germanica), the Asian cockroach (Blattella asahinai), the Surinam cockroach (Pycnoscelus surinamensis) the brown-banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa), the Australian cockroach (Periplaneta australasiae), the smoky brown cockroach (Periplaneta fuliginosa), the Pennsylvania woods cockroach (Parcoblatta pennsylvanica),  the brown cockroach (Periplaneta brunnea), and the Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa).