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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 28,410 valid species, 46,460 scientific names, 220,300 citations to 14,700 references, 103,100 images, 1700 sound recordings, and 101,800 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 3,350 valid species and 5,230 taxonomic names, 36,600 citations to 3,129 references, over 7,400 specimen records and 16,700 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 4837         6901         13217         6799         11523       0         
      Dermaptera 2000         2977         4087         0         60       0         
      Embioptera 419         624         1439         0         283       0         
      Mantodea 2526         4066         20752         206         3034       0         
      Orthoptera 28445         46503         220576         103600         102157       2876         
      Phasmida 3350         5232         36649         16675         7415       0         
      Plecoptera 4078         5615         24384         81         7542       16         
    Paraneoptera
      Aphid 5594         12985         98928         1         0       0         
      Coleorrhyncha 99         182         261         0         33       0         
      Coreoidea 3129         5502         24203         3912         7740       13         
      Psocodea 11142         15391         49065         0         792       0         
Totals 65619         105978         493561         131274         140579       2905