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1 December 2013 Using DNA Barcodes to Confirm the Presence of a New Invasive Cockroach Pest in New York City
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Recently, specimens of a Periplaneta sp. were discovered in New York, NY, that did not match the typical morphology of Periplaneta americana L., the ubiquitous American cockroach. Here, we used DNA barcoding and morphological identification to confiIrm that this newly invasive pest species was indeed Periplaneta japonica Karny, 1908. We discuss this recent invasion in light of known life history traits of this species, with speciFIc predictions for its impact in the urban northeastern United States.

Dominic Evangelista, Lyle Buss, and Jessica L. Ware "Using DNA Barcodes to Confirm the Presence of a New Invasive Cockroach Pest in New York City," Journal of Economic Entomology 106(6), 2275-2279, (1 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.1603/EC13402
Received: 16 September 2013; Accepted: 1 October 2013; Published: 1 December 2013
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