Turkestan Cockroach

Adult males are about one inch long and pale brown. The wings have pale yellow margins and extend beyond the abdomen. The females are dark brown with short wings. Antennae are longer than the body.

Egg case is about 3/8 inch long, is brown, and contains about 18 eggs. The nymph has a light brown thorax and dark brown abdomen.

Habits. Turkestan cockroach populations are found outdoors in the southwestern U.S., but they also invade houses and other structures. These cockroaches cannot climb. They occur in leaf litter, potted plants, and sewer systems.


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