Rhabdoblatta sinuata Bey-Bienko, 1958

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: 46-48

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Rhabdoblatta sinuata Bey-Bienko, 1958


Rhabdoblatta sinuata Bey-Bienko, 1958   Figures 9O, P, 10A, B, 12L

Rhabdoblatta sinuata   Bey-Bienko, 1958: 593; Bey-Bienko 1970: 368; Princis 1967: 675; Anisyutkin 2003: 552.

Measurements (mm).

Female, overall length: 35.0-36.0.


Female similar to male but slightly larger (Figure 9O, P, Figure 10A, B).

Female genitalia.

Moderately sclerotized. Ovipositor extending toward brood sac. Tergal process of the eighth abdominal tergite obviously vestigial, from the base to the end gradually more narrow, length ca. 1/3 of tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite. Tergal process of the ninth abdominal tergite wide, 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 slightly wider, length shorter than the first valves of ovipositor. Gonangulum boat-shaped. Sclerotized lobes of the second and third pairs of valves crescent-shaped. Anterior arch of second valvifer slender, middle narrow and both sides wide. Basivalvula with semicircular arms, the mid sclerite incompletely separated. Vestibular sclerite weakly scleritized, the mid sclerite nearly membranous. Transverse sclerotized plate nearly semicircle. Brood sac membranous and without sclerotized section (Figure 12L).

Material examined.

12 males and 2 females, Yunnan Prov., Jinping County, Maandi Village, Butterfly Valley, 15-V-2015, Jian-yue Qiu leg.; 5 males and 1 female, Sichuan Prov., Panzhihua City, Daheishan Forest Park, 20-21-V-2011, unknown; 5 males, Guangdong Prov., Nanling Nature Reserve, 5-7-VI-2010, Ke-liang Wu & Jia-jia Wu leg.


China (Yunnan, Sichuan, Guangdong).