- Color: reddish-brown to brown, with a yellowish-tan band behind the head.
- Size: 1-1/2 inches long
- Feed on: prefer decaying organic matter, but will also feed on sweets and starchy items such as book bindings, glue, and wallpaper paste.
- Found in: prefers to live in cluttered areas, particularly basements.
- Characteristics: it is the largest cockroach found in dwellings.