Checklist of cockroaches (Order Blattodea, Class Hexapoda, Phylum Arthropoda, Kingdom Animalia)
that have been reported from Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 10 February 2011)


Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island's cockroaches. Procter (1946) included the species below in Order Orthoptera. Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.



Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Blattidae Blatta orientalis L. Oriental Cockroach Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 36., "grocery store")
Blattelidae
[see note 1 below]
Blatella germanica (L.) German Cockroach town not given: Procter (1946, p. 37., "present in very large numbers owing to unsanitary conditions in some places")
Blattelidae
[see note 1 below]
Nyctibora laevigata (Beauvois) ? Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 37., "market ... probably introduced on bananas" [see note 2 below])


Notes:
   1. Proctor (1946) placed this species in family Blattidae.
   2. Procter (1946) added a question mark after this species.


Source:
   Procter, William. 1946. Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region, Part VII. Philadelphia: Wistar Institute.