The Turkestan cockroach has spread through the U.S. Southwest

The male Turkestan cockroach, left, is lighter and has much longer wings than its counterpart, the Oriental cockroach. The new invasive species, first found in California in 1978, is native to the Middle East and Central Asia.
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( D. H. Choe / UC Riverside )

The male Turkestan cockroach, left, is lighter and has much longer wings than its counterpart, the Oriental cockroach. The new invasive species, first found in California in 1978, is native to the Middle East and Central Asia.

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