New York's High Line hit by hardy cockroaches never before seen in US

Ian Sample, reporting for The Guardian:

Periplaneta japonica has special powers not seen in the local cockroach population, including the ability to survive outdoors in the freezing cold. “There has been some confirmation that it does very well in cold climates, so it is very conceivable that it could live outdoors during winter in New York,” Ware said.

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