Blattodea (Cockroaches and Termites)
Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Blattodea
Cockroaches and termites have only recently been joined together in the order Blattodea, with molecular information showing their close relationship. Both groups are well known due to their impact on human activities.
For more information on this order in general click here
Trinidad & Tobago Blattodea
The termites of T&T are well known and research on them dates back to the eary 1900s. The cockroaches are fairly well documented as well with L. Bruner's 1906 paper reporting 26 species, More work is needed to update the species lists for this group.
For more information about local termites see T&T TERMITES
For profiles of selected species click here
There are three drawers of cockroaches in the museum and approximately 15 jars of termites specimens.
Drawer of cockroaches from the UWI Collection
Termites in alcohol
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Last updated 22 June 2018