Order Blattodea of Maine
(Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Class Hexapoda)

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221

(updated 23 December 2019)

Below is a working checklist of Maine’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")
[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")
[see note 1 below]
Nyctibora laevigata (Beauvois) ? Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 37., "market ... probably introduced on bananas" [see note 2 below])

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

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