Welcome to the Blattodea Culture Group Home Page


Order = Dictyoptera
Suborder = Blattodea

Some Facts

Cockroaches are an amazing group animals, some of which make great pets.
World wide there are about 4 000 species.
Only about 25 to 30 ( or less than 1% ) have any form of pest status at all.

The People

The Blatodea Culture Group is a unique organisation of people. It was formed in 1986 and aims to promote the study and culture of cockroaches on a world wide basis. They produce a regular newsletter containing species reports and other related articles, as well as maintaining a policy of free distribution of excess livestock between members.


In order to find out more, contact the President Mr Adrian Durkin at the address below, membership costs currently stand at £3.00 per annum in the U.K. and £5.00 per annum for overseas members. All payments in UK pounds please, either as a cheque drawn on a British bank or as Cash.

Mr Adrian Durkin, 8 Foley Rd, Pedmore, Stourbridge, West Midlands, UK DY9 8RT.

No FarSide cartoon showing roaches available

There was a link here to a scan of a FarSide Cartoon that included Cockroaches, however Andrea Fryrear (Permissions Department, Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Boulevard, Suite 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045, Ph: (310) 3377003 Fax: (310) 3377625, E-Mail: afryrear@creators.com) has contacted me to tell me that Far Side have no use for free advertising, so I have been forced to remove it.

Picture Parade

Gromphedorhina portentosa

Some pictures I sanned in from A Monograph of the British Orthoptera by W.J.Lucas, published by the Ray Society in 1919. Periplaneta americana (JPG 21K) Periplaneta australasia (JPG 12K) Pycnoscelus surinamensis (JPG 7K)
Thanks to Rob Lind for donating the images denoted by **

Links to other Roach sites

An Intoduction to the Cockroach
Cockroaches as Pets
For more information on Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches



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