The American Cockroach is actually not native to the United States, instead transplanted through hundreds of years of shipping cargo and passengers across the oceans. They appear glossy and carry a reddish-brown look throughout. Even their wings are the same color and brown marks can be seen at the center of the pronotum. The female has a shorter pair of wings wings while the male's extends past the abdomen. They are surprisingly very good flyers. ADULT SIZE (Length, not including legs): 27mm to 40mm (1.06in to 1.57in)