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Brownbanded cockroach

Scientific Name
Supella longipalpa
Scientific Author
(Fabricius)
Taxonomy
(Blattodea: Blattellidae)
Status
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia
Reliability
High
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Pronotum - female
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Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Source
Simon Hinkley & Ken Walker Museums Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult body length approximately 10-14mm (generally smaller cockroaches than the German cockroach Blatella germanica); adult male extend beyond tip of abdomen, where has adult female wings are short and expose much of the tip of the abdomen; colour wise the pronotum and almost completely black except for the lateral margins which are clear and transparent, the wings have two light yellow or cream-colored bands across their abdomen.
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Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
15/02/2007 10:56 AEST
Last Updated
27/11/2011 10:10 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2007) Brownbanded cockroach (Supella longipalpa) Updated on 11/27/2011 10:10:47 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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