Rhabdoblatta simulans Anisyutkin, 2000

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: 45-46

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Rhabdoblatta simulans Anisyutkin, 2000


Rhabdoblatta simulans Anisyutkin, 2000   Figures 9 E–H, 12J

Rhabdoblatta simulans   Anisyutkin, 2000: 191.

Measurements (mm).

Female, overall length: 42.7-43.1.


Female slightly different from male and larger. Vertex and area of interocellus yellowish brown (Figure 9 E–H).

Female genitalia.

Moderately sclerotized. Ovipositor back to brood sac. Tergal process of the eighth abdominal tergite obvious and slender, 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 wide and cambered, base thin. 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, mid sclerite incompletely separated. Vestibular sclerite membranous. Transverse sclerotized plate nearly circular. Brood sac membranous and without sclerotized section (Figure 12J).

Material examined.

1 male and 1 female, Yunnan Prov., Yingjiang County, Tongbiguan Township, 1345 m, 31-V-2018, Lu Qiu & Wen-bo Deng leg.; 1 female, Yunnan Prov., Yingjiang County, around Tongbiguan Township, 1345 m, 2-VI-2018, Lu Qiu & Wen-bo Deng leg.; 2 males and 1 female, Xizang Prov., Medog County, 3-VIII-2017, unknown.


China (Yunnan, Xizang).