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Turkestan Cockroach (Shelfordella lateralis)


Arthropoda > Insecta > Blattodea > Blattidae


Native to the Middle East and introduced into California probably by military personnel in the late 1970s, now established in Southern California. Occurs in semi-arid regions, potentially in buildings.

References:
1. Atkinson, T. H. et al, 1991: Catalog and Atlas of the Cockroaches (Dictyoptera) of North America North of Mexico

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