Rhabdoblatta monticola (Kirby, 1903)

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

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Rhabdoblatta monticola (Kirby, 1903)


Rhabdoblatta monticola (Kirby, 1903)   Figures 8 A–D, 12E

Rhabdoblatta monticola   , Princis, 1967: 664; Anisyutkin 2003: 542.

Measurements (mm).

Female, overall length: 38.3-40.5.


Female similar to male but slightly larger (Figure 8 A–D).

Female genitalia.

Weakly sclerotized. Ovipositor back to brood sac. Tergal process of the eighth abdominal tergite obviously vestigial, length ca. 1/2 of tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite. Tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite and the ninth tergum interlinked. First valves of ovipositor wide, apex membranous, inner margin with long bristles. Second valves of ovipositor fine, tube-shaped, completely covered by the first valves of ovipositor. Third valves of ovipositor slightly wider and flat, length shorter than the first valves of ovipositor. Gonangulum irregular. Sclerotized lobes of the second and third pairs of valves nearly triangular. Anterior arch of second valvifer slender. Basivalvula with semicircular arms, the mid sclerite incompletely separated, linked with membrane. Vestibular sclerite wide, wider than the basivalvula. Transverse sclerotized plate bowknot-shaped. Brood sac membranous and without sclerotized section (Figure 12E).

Material examined.

1 male and 7 females, Guangxi Prov., Shangsi County, Shiwandashan National Forest Park, 28-VI-2015, Lu Qiu & Qi-kun Bai leg.; 1 male and 1 female, Guangxi Prov., Jinxiu County, Dayaoshan Nature Reserve, Hekou Reserve Station, 4-VII-2015, Lu Qiu & Qi-kun Bai leg.; 1 female, Guangdong Prov., Zhaoqing City, Dinghushan Forest Park, 1-2-VII-2015, Zhi-wei Qiu & Yong-quan Zhao leg.; 1 male, Guangdong Prov., Zhaoqing City, Fenghuang Town, Jiulonghu Lake, 4-VII-2015, Zhi-wei Qiu & Yong-quan Zhao leg.


China (Guangxi, Guangdong); Vietnam.