Scientific Names Used on this Site

Here are the scientific names associated with the common names I use on this site.

Common NameScientific Binomial Name
African Spiny Flower MantisPseudocreobotra ocellata
Atlas BeetleChalcosoma atlas
Atlas MothAttacus atlas
Brunner’s Stick MantisBrunneria borealis
Carolina MantisStagmomantis carolina
Cat-Eyed MantisHeterochaeta orientalis
Cecropia MothHyalophora cecropia
Chinese MantisTenodera sinensis
Dead Leaf MantidsDeroplatys sp. (will be referred to by binomial name)
Devil’s Flower MantisIdolomantis diabolica
Discoid RoachBlaberus discoidalis
Domino RoachTherea petiveriana
Dragon-Headed KatydidEumegaladon blanchardi
Dubia CockroachBlaptica dubia
Eastern Hercules BeetleDynastes tityus
Elephant BeetleMegasoma elaphus
Fruit FlyDrosophila sp.
Giant African MantisSphodromantis lineola
Giant Asian MantisHierodula membranacea
Giant Canyon IsopodPorcellio dilatatus
Giant Cave RoachBlaberus giganteus
Giant Dead Leaf MantisDeroplatys dessicata
Giant Malaysian Walking StickPhobaeticus serratipes
Giant Prickly StickExtatosoma tiaratum
Giant Shield MantisRhombodera basalis
Giant Stag Beetle (Asia)Serrognathus titanus
Giant Stag Beetle (US)Lucanus elaphus
Goliath BeetleGoliathus goliathus
Goliath BeetlesGoliathus sp.
Grant’s Hercules BeetleDynastes granti
Hercules BeetleDynastes hercules
Indian Stick InsectCarausius morosus
Lobster RoachNauphoeta cinera
Madagascar Hissing CockroachGromphadorhina portentosa
Madeira RoachRhyparobia maderae
Malaysian Thorny StickHeteropteryx dilatata
MealwormTenebrio molitor
New Guinea Spiny StickEurycantha calcarata
New World Shield MantisChoeradodis sp.
Orange Domino RoachTherea regularis
Oriental Goliath BeetleGoliathus orientalis
Peppered RoachArchimandrita tesselata
Polyphemus MothAntheraea polyphemus
Regal MothCitheronia regalis
Rice Flour BeetleTribolium confusum
Rosy Maple MothDryocampa rubicunda
Shield MantidsRhombodera sp.
Silkworm/SilkmothBombyx mori
Simandoa Cave Roach (Extinct Roach)Simandoa conserfariam
SuperwormZophobas morio
Tobacco HornwormManduca sexta
Tomato HornwormManduca quinquemaculata
Vietnamese Walking StickMedauroidea extradentata
Question Mark RoachTherea olegrandjeani
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