Rhabdoblatta atra Bey-Bienko, 1970

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: 42-43

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Rhabdoblatta atra Bey-Bienko, 1970


Rhabdoblatta atra Bey-Bienko, 1970   Figures 8 E–H, 12F

Rhabdoblatta atra   Bey-Bienko, 1970: 364; Anisyutkin 2003: 554.

Measurements (mm).

Female, overall length: 29.0-33.0.


Female similar to male but slightly larger. The hind margin of every abdominal sterna with scattered large brown spots (Figure 8 E–H).

Female genitalia.

Moderately sclerotized. Ovipositor back to brood sac. Tergal process of the eighth abdominal tergite slender, length ca. 1/2 of tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite. Tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite weakly sclerotized, linked with the ninth tergum. First valves of ovipositor with base wide, apex narrow, inner margin with obviously long 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 absent. Sclerotized lobes of the second and third pairs of valves not obvious. Anterior arch of second valvifer slender, middle narrow and both sides wide. Basivalvula with semicircular arms, the mid sclerite incompletely separated. Vestibular sclerite membranous, apical sclerite vestigial. Transverse sclerotized plate subelliptical. Brood sac membranous and without sclerotized section (Figure 12F).

Material examined.

40 males and 6 females, Guangxi Prov., Jinxiu County, Dayaoshan Nature Reserve, Hekou Reserve Station, 7-8-VII-2015, Qi-kun Bai & Lu Qiu leg.; 4 females, Guangxi Prov., Guiping City, Longtan Park, 31- V– 2-VI-2014, Xin-ran Li & Shun-hua Gui leg.; 2 females, Guangxi Prov., Jinxiu County vicinity, Laoshan, 9-VII-2015, Lu Qiu & Qi-kun Bai leg.; 1 male, Yunnan Prov., Longchuan County, 7-8-VI-1981, Zhi-gang Zheng & Ying-shu Xie leg.


China (Guangxi, Yunnan).