Rhabdoblatta krasnovi (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: 48-50

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Rhabdoblatta krasnovi (Bey-Bienko, 1969)


Rhabdoblatta krasnovi (Bey-Bienko, 1969)   Figures 10 K–N, 12O

Stictolomapra krasnovi   Bey-Bienko, 1969: 536; Princis 1971: 1159.

Rhabdoblatta krasnovi   Anisyutkin, 2003: 552.

Measurements (mm).

Female, overall length: 35.5.


Female different from male and slightly larger. Body dark brown, darker than male. Frons dark brown. Tarsus and pretarsus yellowish, the remaining is dark brown (Figure 10 K–N).

Female genitalia.

Moderately sclerotized. Ovipositor back to brood sac. Tergal process of the eighth abdominal tergite slender, gradually narrowing from the base to the end, length ca. 1/2 of tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite. Tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite robust, linked with 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 wider, length slightly shorter than the first valves of ovipositor. Gonangulum boat-shaped. Sclerotized lobes of the second and third pairs of valves flake-shaped. Anterior arch of second valvifer slender, with concavity in the middle. Basivalvula with semicircular arms, the mid sclerite incompletely separated. Vestibular sclerite membranous, apical sclerite vestigial. Transverse sclerotized plate absent. Brood sac membranous and without sclerotized section (Figure 12O).

Material examined.

7 males and 1 female, Yunnan Prov., Pingbian County, Daweishan Mountain, Hongqi Reservoir, 15-V-2016, Lu Qiu & Zhi-wei Qiu leg.; 10 males and 2 females, Yunnan Prov., Jinping County, Maandi Village, Butterfly Valley, 14-V-2015, Jian-yue Qiu leg.; 1 male, Guangxi Prov., Guilin City, Huaping Nature Reserve, Hongtan, 11-VI-1963, Ji-kun Yang leg.; 1 male, Chongqing City, Jiangjing, Simianshan Mountain, 1000 m, 20-V-2007, Wei-wei Zhang leg.


China (Yunnan, Guangxi, Chongqing).