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Brown Banded Cockroach

Supella longipalpa


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  • 3/8"-9/16" long.
  • Yellow-brown in colour.
  • Both sexes have wings but those of the male are longer.
  • Runs (may fly at very high temperatures).


  • Females deposit the ootheca (egg case) containing 16 eggs a day after production.
  • Ootheca are cemented down and widely scattered.
  • Hatch in 1 – 2 months.
  • Nymphs take 2 – 4 months to develop into adults.


  • Heated buildings; very wide dispersal throughout.
  • Nocturnal.
  • Omnivorous.

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