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Can anyone ID this interloper?


#1

Hi there, I am in Australia (NSW) and recently found about a dozen of these insects in my hives and was wondering if anyone recognises it. They may have been gatecrashers looking for a place to hide, as they didn’t like the light when I lifted the cover off. Thats when they did a runner in all directions.


#2

brown striped cockroach? Juvenile?

I always find one cockroach when I take off my hive roofs. The attic makes a perfect loft apartment- with a wonderful heated floor. I don’t think they matter at all.


#3

Looks pretty close to Supella longipalpa:

Ewwwwwww :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:


#4

Roaches are common cohabitants with bees. They’re mostly feeding on debris and taking advantage of that loft apartment (I like that). Many are semi social and are quite interesting.


#5

Thanks everyone for replying, it sure looks similar to Supella longipalpa. Most likely a different species from down under. Cheers.


#6

semi social? They like parties- but sometimes need to go outside to be alone for a bit?? I guess i’m semi-social too. And quite interesting…


#7

Hahahaha they look a bit like small bush cockroaches. Don’t know the official name for them.