Now is the winter of our discontent, New York: The recent discovery of a cold-resistant cockroach at the High Line will have this writer keeping vigil at the air vent over his bed for the next six months.
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But Periplaneta japonica, or the Yamato cockroach, as it is sometimes known, isn't the only invasive species the New York City area hosts. Not by a long shot. Ranging from plankton to land mammals, the New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse lists 83 separate species of varying degrees of invasiveness across the state. Here are four other species who may not chew holes in your cereal box, but are contributing to ecological degradation across the state.More »