Blaberus discoidalis

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Blaberus discoidalis


Taxonavigation: Blattodea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Blattodea

Familia: Blaberidae
Subfamilia: Blaberinae
Genus: Blaberus
Species: Blaberus discoidalis


Blaberus discoidalis Audinet-Serville, 1838


  • Blabera cubensis Saussure, 1864
  • Blabera discoidalis Audinet-Serville, 1838
  • Blabera rufescens Saussure & Zehntner, 1894
  • Blabera subspurcata Walker, F., 1868
  • Blabera varians Audinet-Serville, 1838

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • Mexico, USA (Florida)
  • Continental: Southern America
      • Jamaica; Cuba; Haiti; Puerto Rico; Puerto Rico (Vieques Island); Panama; Colombia; Venezuela; Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of (Trinidad)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Beccaloni G.W. (2018). SF Cockroach: Cockroach Species File (version 5.0, Jun 2018). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 30th June 2018. Digital resource at Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Drummer, West Indian leaf cockroach
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