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Cockroach - Brown-banded


(Supella longipalpis)
Cockroach - Brown-banded

Adult : 13-14.5mm long, pale brown in colour with

Life Cycle

Eggs (18) are laid in egg case which is carried around by the female for up to 2 days. Nymphs resemble adults but are darker and go through 1-2 instars before becoming adults. Adults can live for up to 10 months.


Very similar to the German cockroach, except for the dark horizontal markings that give it away. Nymphs are very difficult to tell apart from German cockroaches. Was not considered a significant pest in urban areas, where it has started making regular appearances in recent times.