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Brownbanded Cockroach

Brownbanded cockroaches get their common name from the plate brown bands across the wings of adults and the body of the nymph. They occur throughout the U.S.

  • Common Name: Brownbanded Cockroach
  • Scentific Name: Supella longipalpa (Fabricius)
  • Class/Order/Family: Insecta/Blattodea/Blattellidae
  • Metamorphosis: Simple
  • Size


    Adults about 1/2" long.

  • Color


    Light brown to brown with females much darker than males.

  • Biology


    Female attaches her egg sack to the side or undersurface of shelves, furniture, etc.

  • Habit


    Found throughout structures but show a preference of warmer areas.

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