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Schultesia lampyridiformis
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Relationships after Grandcolas (1993).
Containing group: Blaberidae


Grandcolas, P. 1991. Descriptions de nouvelles Zetoborinae guyanaises avec quelques remarques sur la sous-famille (Dict. Blattaria Blaberidae). Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 95(7-8):241-246.

Grandcolas, P. 1993. Monophylie et structure phylogenetique des (Blaberinae + Zetoborinae + Gyninae + Diplopterinae) (Dictyoptera: Blaberidae). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 29(2):195-221.

Grandcolas, P. 1998. The evolutionary interplay of social behavior, resource use and anti-predator behavior in Zetoborinae plus Blaberinae plus Gyninae plus Diplopterinae cockroaches: A phylogenetic analysis. Cladistics 14(2):117-127.

Grandcolas, P. and R. Pellens. 2002. A new species of the cockroach genus Parasphaeria (Dictyoptera: Blattaria: Blaberidae) from the Atlantic forest in Brazil. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 128(1):23-30.

McKittrick, F. A. 1964. Evolutionary study of cockroaches. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoirs 389:1-197.

Princis, K. 1965. Blattariae: Subordo Blaberoidea. Fam.: Perisphaeriidae. Pages 231-263 in Orthopterorum Catalogus. Pars 6. M. Beier, ed. W. Junk, s'Gravenhage.

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Schultesia lampyridiformis
Scientific Name Schultesia lampyridiformis
Location Neotropics
Comments Firefly mimic cockroach
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Life Cycle Stage Adults
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