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Supella longipalpa (Fabricius 1798)

Brown-banded Cockroach

Taxonomy: Dictyoptera>>Blattodea>>Blattellidae

Status: British Isles non-native species.

Description: Variable in colour from yellow to dark brown. Females are darker than males. Cerci have 13 segments.

Wings: Females have short wings that only partially cover the abdomen. Males have longer wings and can fly.

Food: Omnivorous.

Habitat: The species is native to Africa and in Britain occurs only indoors.

Phenology: Indoors adults may be seen all year round.

Distribution: This species is not present in the National Biodiversity Network Database currently (October 2008).