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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 but is now following the classification of Schwarz & Roy (2019).

Orthoptera
Species File
The Orthoptera Species File is a taxonomic database of the world's Orthoptera (grasshoppers, katydids, crickets, and related insects), both living and fossil. It has full taxonomic and synonymic information for more than 29,370 valid species, 48,040 scientific names, 236,200 citations to 15,800 references, 109,600 images, 1990 sound recordings, and 109,100 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.), excluding fossil species. There is full synonymic and taxonomic information for more than 3,500 valid species [+186 subspecies], 43,000 citations to 3,480 references, 8,200 specimen records and 19,500 images of 81% of valid species, with more being added to on a regular basis.
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.

Notice that now there are 17 families with the addition of Kathroperlidae Banks, 1947.

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 4952         7063         13536         6809         11619       0         
      Dermaptera 2055         3055         4784         0         111       0         
      Embioptera 462         688         1858         0         343       0         
      Mantodea 2536         4165         20956         206         3058       0         
      Orthoptera 29377         48051         236380         109996         109224       2854         
      Phasmida 3499         5548         43019         19497         8220       0         
      Plecoptera 4243         5837         29261         84         7796       16         
    Paraneoptera
      Aphid 5701         13596         113163         1         0       0         
      Coleorrhyncha 115         200         396         0         62       0         
      Coreoidea 3141         5521         24379         3928         7857       13         
      Psocodea 11309         15619         52526         0         1148       0         
Totals 67390         109343         540258         140521         149438       2883