Brown-Banded Cockroach

Brown-Banded Cockroach: Facts, Identification & Control

Latin Name:Supella longipalpis


About 5/8-inch long. Wings have two brownish-yellow bands.


Nocturnal; can fly. They may be found throughout any structure, but prefer dry, warm areas, high locations and inside furniture.


Scavenger; eats almost anything.


Female carries egg capsule for 24 to 36 hours, then attaches it underneath or on the side of a protected surface. Capsules contain an average of 18 eggs. Nymphs reach maturity in an average of 161 days. Adults live up to 10 months.