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An extra tough species of cockroach has been identified in Manhattan - the first time it has been found in the United States.
Typically New York`s cockroaches can only survive in warm conditions but the new Asian species can survive outside in freezing conditions.
The species was first spotted in New York`s linear park, the High Line by an exterminator.
The Periplaneta japonica is well documented in Asia but was confirmed in the United States by biologists at Rutgers University.
It is not certain how it arrived in the country but it is thought that imported soil may have contained the cockroaches.