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.
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.”