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The following databases and websites are based on Species File Software:
 
Arthropoda Species File
Polyneoptera
Species File
Cockroach
Species File
The Cockroach Species File (CSF) is an up-to-date taxonomic catalogue of the world's cockroaches, excluding fossil species. Cockroaches belong to the order Blattodea (sometimes known as Blattaria) as too do the termites. In the past termites were thought to be a separate order, Isoptera, but recent work confirms that they are in fact blattodeans.

The CSF includes c. 6,700 scientific names (all ranks, valid and not valid) and c. 4,600 valid species are recognised. Images of museum specimens (especially types), plus pictures of living cockroaches are slowly being added.

Dermaptera
Species File
The Dermaptera Species File website and database contain taxonomic information about earwigs.
Embioptera
Species File
The Embioptera Species File (ESF) is a taxonomic database of the scientific names of the world's webspinners (Order Embioptera = Embiidina = Embiodea). The goal of ESF is to foster research and learning on webspinners, while increasing our understanding of the world's biodiversity. The ESF has information for approximately 400 valid species and 600 total names. Both extinct and extant species are included. Type specimen information is currently available on over half the species. Plans are under development for adding images, distributions and ecological information.
Mantodea
Species File

The Mantodea Species File (MSF) is a taxonomic database of the world's praying mantids (Order Mantodea), both of fossil and living species. The MSF has full synonymic and taxonomic information for over 2,400 valid species. A future aim of this database is to provide images of the specimens deposited in museums worldwide (especially types), as well as pictures of living praying mantids in the wild and in captivity.

This database originated with Otte and Spearman`s (2005) Mantida Species File catalog. Please note: The Mantodea Species File database is under development.

Orthoptera
Species File
The Orthoptera Species File is a taxonomic database of the world's Orthoptera (grasshoppers, locusts, katydids and crickets), both living and fossil. It has full synonymic and taxonomic information for more than 28,150 valid species, 46,000 scientific names, 215,300 citations to 14,400 references, 97,800 images, 1640 sound recordings, and 100,400 specimen records.
Phasmida
Species File
The Phasmida Species File (PSF) is a taxonomic database of the world's Phasmida (stick and leaf insects, known as walking sticks and walking leaves in the U.S.). There is full synonymic and taxonomic information for 3,286 valid species and 5,000 taxonomic names, 35,500 citations to 3,000 references, also 7,100 specimen records and 16,100 images of 75% of valid species, with more being added to on a regular basis. Another future aim of this database is to provide high quality images of living phasmids in the wild. Images of captive-reared species can be found elsewhere, notably on www.phasmatodea.com

Colleagues have kindly collaborated by providing photos of type material [with particular thanks to Oskar Conle & Frank Hennemann].

Plecoptera
Species File
The Plecoptera Species File website includes valid names, their synonyms, bibliographic data, specimen data, images, sounds, and distributions for stoneflies of the world.

A key to all 16 families is provided, but currently is not illustrated.

Authors of research involving stoneflies are encouraged to provide pdfs or full references of their papers to the authors. We also accept images and sounds, attribution and metadata included, for posting on the website.

Paraneoptera
Species File
Aphid
Species File
Aphid Species File is a taxonomic, nomenclatural, and bibliographic database of the aphids of the world, including all extant and fossil taxa.
Coleorrhyncha
Species File
The Coleorrhyncha Species File website and database contains taxonomic data about moss bugs.
Coreoidea
Species File
The Coreoidea Species File database contains taxonomic and other information about all the leatherbugs of the world. It is under continual development as more specimen data and images are added. Presently, most names are included. A companion catalogue of the World Coreidae and Alydidae with more complete bibliographic references has been submitted to Zootaxa for publication.
Psocodea
Species File

The Psocodea Species File is a taxonomic database that includes data for Psocoptera (bark lice) and Phthiraptera (parasitic lice). Data includes synonymies and citations for all recognized species. Parasitic lice are embedded within bark lice, and thus the single order Psocodea is recognized for both groups.

The Psocodea Species File currently contains data from "Psocoptera (Insecta): World Catalogue and Bibliography" (Lienhard and Smithers 2002). Updates for Psocoptera are in the process of being added. Data from major Phthiraptera catalogs will be added at a later date, together with host associations. When completed this database will house data from over 10,000 valid species and associated data.



Current statistics for data in species files
Taxonomic
group
Number of
valid species
Number
of names
Number of
citations
Number
of images
Number of
specimen records
Number of end
points in keys
Arthropoda
    Polyneoptera
      Cockroach 4790         6847         12777         4111         10615       0         
      Dermaptera 1942         2910         3912         0         20       0         
      Embioptera 415         614         1353         0         275       0         
      Mantodea 2520         4053         20465         105         3023       0         
      Orthoptera 28166         46014         215463         97988         100549       2876         
      Phasmida 3338         5218         36149         16542         7303       0         
      Plecoptera 3965         5481         21989         80         7096       16         
    Paraneoptera
      Aphid 5576         12783         87254         1         0       0         
      Coleorrhyncha 99         182         261         0         33       0         
      Coreoidea 3119         5490         24159         3882         7686       13         
      Psocodea 11093         15339         48956         0         751       0         
Totals 65023         104931         472738         122709         137351       2905