Margattea spinifera Bey-Beinko

Wang, Zong-Qing, Che, Yan-Li & Wang, Jin-Jun, 2009, Taxonomy of Margattea Shelford, 1911 from China (Dictyoptera: Blattaria: Blattellidae), Zootaxa 1974, pp. 51-63: 55

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Margattea spinifera Bey-Beinko


Margattea spinifera Bey-Beinko  

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Pronotum lengthwidth, 2.63.2mm; tegmen length, 11mm; overall length, 13mm.

Yellowish brown. Head with a brown band on the vertex, and with two reddish brown bands on face. Pronotal disk with reddish brown spots and longitudinal stripes.

Interocular space less than the distance between antennal sockets, Maxillary palps with segments 3 and 4 about the same length, both distinctly longer than the swollen fifth segment. Pronotum subelliptical. Tegmina and wings fully developed extending well beyond the end of the abdomen. Wings with costal veins clubbed on distal halves, 7–9 bifurcated, median veins simple, cubitus vein with 5 complete branches. The front femur Type B 3, tarsal claws symmetrical with subobsolete denticles on the ventral margins. The eighth tergum of abdomen specialized with a group of setae near the posteromedian margin.

Supra-anal plate symmetrical, with some scattered spines in the mid of the ventral side. Subgenital plate weakly asymmetrical, interstylar margin convex forming a half-circle with some short spines on hind margin; two styles similar, the distal widely apart; left phallomere median size with 3 spine-like processes. Median phallomere claviform, beside its distal portion with a row spine-like process; basal and distal portion of accessory median sclerites brush-like; right phallomere with apical of hook-like portion acute, spine-like.

Specimen examined: 1 male, China: Hainan province: Nada, 25. iv. 1954, Coll. Huang Ke-Ren. 1 male, China: Hunan province: Chenzhou, 2. vii. 1985, Coll. Zhang Ya-Lin

Distribution: China: Hunan province,Yunnan province, Hainan province.