Rhabdoblatta nigrovittata Bey-Bienko, 1954

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

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Rhabdoblatta nigrovittata Bey-Bienko, 1954


Rhabdoblatta nigrovittata Bey-Bienko, 1954   Figures 9 A–D, 12I

Rhabdoblatta nigrovittata   Bey-Bienko, 1954: 21; Princis 1967: 664; Feng, Guo et Wu 1997: 90; Anisyutkin 2003: 550.

Measurements (mm).

Female, overall length: 43.0-45.0.


Female slightly different from male and larger. Body pale yellow. Vertex and frons yellowish brown. Stripes on the sterna same as male (Figure 9 A–D).

Female genitalia.

Moderately sclerotized. Ovipositor back to brood sac. Tergal process of the eighth abdominal tergite obviously vestigial, sharp and slender, length ca. 1/3 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 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 slightly shorter than the first valves of ovipositor. Gonangulum and sclerotized lobes of the second and third pairs of valves nearly triangular. Anterior arch of second valvifer slender, middle narrow and both sides wide. Basivalvula robust and with semicircular arms, the mid sclerite incompletely separated. Vestibular sclerite wide and robust. Transverse sclerotized plate bowknot-shaped. Brood sac membranous and without sclerotized section (Figure 12I).

Material examined.

3 females, Hunan Prov., Mangshan Forest Park, 11-12-VII-2015, Zhi-wei Qiu & Yong-quan Zhao leg.; 3 females and 1 male, Guangxi Prov., Jinxiu County, Shengtangshan Mountain, 12-VII-2015, Lu Qiu & Qi-kun Bai leg.; 1 male, Guangdong Prov., Nanling Nature Reserve, 6-7-VI-2014, Cheng-hui Zhan leg.; 4 females, Chongqing City, Simianshan Mountain, Feilongmiao Temple, 5-6-VI-2015, Lu Qiu & Qi-kun Bai leg.; 10 males and 2 females, Guizhou Prov., Kuankuoshui Nature Reserve, Baishaogou, 4-5-VI-2010, Jia-jia Zhao leg.; 2 males, Zhejiang Prov., Tianmushan Mountain, 7-10-VI-2016, Lian Chen leg.; 1 male and 1 female, Sichuan Prov., Luzhou City, Gulin County, Guihua Township, Lou’e Village, 19-VII-2014, by light trap, Lu Qiu leg.; 1 female, Sichuan Prov., Leshan City, E’meishan Mountain, Sangenqiao, 1124 m, 22-VIII-2017, by light trap, Lu Qiu leg.; 1 female, Guangxi Prov., Jiuxiu City, Dayaoshan Nature Reserve, Hekou Reserve Station, 8-VII-2015, Lu Qiu & Qi-kun Bai leg.; 1 female, Guangxi Prov., Wuming County, Damingshan Mountain, 2-VII-2015, Qi-kun Bai & Lu Qiu leg.; 1 male and 1 female, Hubei Prov., Enshi City, Qizimeishan Mountain, 21-VI-2012, Mao Ye leg.


China (Hunan, Hubei, Guangdong, Sichuan, Chongqing, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Guangxi, Yunnan, Fujian).