Rhabdoblatta rattanakiriensis Anisyutkin, 1999

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: 43

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Rhabdoblatta rattanakiriensis Anisyutkin, 1999


Rhabdoblatta rattanakiriensis Anisyutkin, 1999   Figures 8 I–L, 12G

Rhabdoblatta rattanakiriensis   Anisyutkin, 1999: 253.

Measurements (mm).

Female, overall length: 28.0-29.0.


Female different from male. Body slightly larger. Color of female darker. Middle of every abdominal sterna with brown stripes (Figure 8 I–L).

Female genitalia.

Moderately sclerotized. Ovipositor back to brood sac. Tergal process of the eighth abdominal tergite slender, from the base to the end gradually narrowing, length ca. 1/2 of tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite. Tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite weakly sclerotized, linked with tergal process of the eighth abdominal tergite. First valves of ovipositor slender, 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 weakly sclerotized. Sclerotized lobes of the second and third pairs of valves nearly rectangular. Anterior arch of second valvifer slender. Basivalvula robust and with semicircular arms, the mid sclerite separate. Vestibular sclerite wide, apical sclerite vestigial. Transverse sclerotized plate absent. Brood sac membranous and without sclerotized section (Figure 12G).

Material examined.

26 males and 4 females, Hainan Prov., Wuzhishan Nature Reserve, 18-21-V-2014, Xin-ran Li, Shun-hua Gui & Jian-yue Qiu leg.; 1 male, Hainan Prov., Jianfengling, Mingfenggu, 26-IV-2015, Lu Qiu & Qi-kun Bai leg.; 4 males and 2 females, Hainan Prov., Diaoluoshan Mountain, 916 m, 18-IV-2015, Lu Qiu & Qi-kun Bai leg.


China (Hainan).