Brownbanded Cockroach

Subject: Bug found on Interior Wall..
Location: Connecticut
December 25, 2013 8:49 am
Never seen a bug crawling up my wall, pretty quick bugger too! Any way you can identify this? Trying to figure out where it came from and how.
Thank you
Signature: CB

Immature Cockroach
Brownbanded Cockroach

Hi CB,
This is an immature Cockroach, and we suspect if you have one, there are surely more.

Update:  December 16, 2014
We received a comment that this is a female Brownbanded Cockroach,
Supella longipalpa, and more information on the Brownbanded Cockroach can be found on the Penn State Entomology site where it states:  “Brownbanded cockroaches prefer warm and dry locations, such as near refrigerator motor housings, on the upper walls of cabinets, and inside pantries, closets, dressers, and furniture in general. They can also be found behind picture frames and beneath tables and chairs, and inside clocks, radios, light switch plates, doorframes, and dressers. It is common to find them hiding nearer the ceiling than the floor and away from water sources. Accurate identification is paramount to controlling brownbanded cockroaches. Control strategies for other cockroaches will not be efficacious for brownbanded cockroaches.”

2 thoughts on “Brownbanded Cockroach”

    • Thanks for that information. This image of an adult female Supella longipapla on BugGuide appears to have wings, and the image that was submitted does not look like it has wings.


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