Subject: Big Bug
Location: Las Vegas NV
July 29, 2012 7:11 pm
Found this thing by my back door. Its 1 1/2 inch.
Signature: VegasSmitty

Female Turkestan Cockroach

Dear VegasSmitty,
This is a female Turkestan Cockroach, and we first posted images of this introduced species last year.  Males have wings and look more like typical Cockroaches.  According to BugGuide, the Turkestan Cockroaches were:  “introduced to the US in the late 1970s, presumably by military personnel returning from the Middle East” and they are found in “semi-arid to arid desert areas, in water meter boxes, cracks between blocks of poured concrete, compost piles, leaf litter, potted plants, and sewer systems.”

Tagged with →  
Location: Nevada

2 Responses to Female Turkestan Cockroach

  1. Christine says:

    I found a female Tuckestan roach. I think I also saw a male, it looks like the female but with wings. Does it bites? They look like they came from space. My husband was in the Army, I guess they came with him years ago.

  2. Henry Freeman says:

    I found one in my in my restroom what do I need to do do I need to have my house sprayed because it was in the house is it going to put babies out or what

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.