Rhabdoblatta mascifera Bey-Bienko, 1969

Yang, Rong, Wang, Zhenzhen, Zhou, Yanshuang, Wang, Zongqing & Che, Yanli, 2019, Establishment of six new Rhabdoblatta species (Blattodea, Blaberidae, Epilamprinae) from China, ZooKeys 851, pp. 27-69: 48

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Rhabdoblatta mascifera Bey-Bienko, 1969


Rhabdoblatta mascifera Bey-Bienko, 1969   Figures 10 C–F, 12M

Rhabdoblatta mascifera   Bey-Bienko, 1969: 844; Bey-Bienko 1970: 368; Princis 1971: 1158; Anisyutkin 2003: 547.

Measurements (mm).

Female, overall length: 32.4.


Female slightly bigger and frons dark brown (Figure 10 C–F).

Female genitalia.

Moderately sclerotized. Ovipositor back to brood sac. Tergal process of the eighth abdominal tergite from the base to the end gradually more narrow, length ca. 1/2 of tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite. Tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite linked to the ninth tergum. First valves of ovipositor with apex membranous, inner margin with fine bristles. Second valves of ovipositor tube-shaped, completely covered by the first valves of ovipositor. Third valves of ovipositor slightly wider, length shorter than the first valves of ovipositor. Gonangulum boat-shaped. Sclerotized lobes of the second and third pairs of valves irregular. Anterior arch of second valvifer slender. Basivalvula with semicircular arms, the mid-sclerite incompletely separated. Vestibular sclerite nearly membranous. Transverse sclerotized plate absent. Brood sac membranous and without sclerotized section (Figure 12M).

Material examined.

2 males, Yunnan Prov., Xishuangbanna, Mengla County, Shangyong Town, Longmen Village, 8-9-V-2015, Jian-yue Qiu leg.; 1 female, Yunnan Prov., Xishuangbanna, Menglun Town, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Gouguyulin, 27-V-2016, Zhi-wei Qiu & Lu Qiu leg.


China (Yunnan).